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Old 03-06-2019, 05:23 PM   #5312 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5
We're able to make synthetic diamonds now. Can't think of a much more permanent way to sequester carbon than that, since diamonds are forever.
Diamonds burn.

But diamonds are tetrahedral at a molecular level, so if you could pick-and-place on an atomic level you could fabricate octet truss on a nanoscale. Thus fulfilling everyones dream of the practical airship.
Some climatologists believe that we won't go from the frying pan,to the fire,for 30-years,so,perhaps we'd have a 'window of opportunity' to continue building out load capability.
In 2016,we lost the equivalent of 350,000 new tiny homes to drought,which would have remarkably impacted housing-related energy consumption,which in turn impacts the overall 'load' we need to build for with renewable energy.
If we were to lose that kind of potential each year,we'd be talking about the loss of 10,500,000 homes by the time we really needed to cut the fossil-fuel umbilical cord (or as my neighbor says,our 'diabolical cord.'
Isn't that an opportunity cost, like sperm lost to porn?

We had that window of opportunity in the 1970s, but people made other choices (or had them made for them). We may have another 30 years at this point but the result might not be the same as if we'd started then.
Space weather plays a minute role,with respect to cloud condensation nuclei and albedo,but they've been included within the climate models for decades,and short of a mass coronal ejection or gamma-ray burst from a local nova event,space weather doesn't mean doodly-squat to climate.
Communications? Yes.
I don't have much opinion about electrical potentials throughout the oceans, but telluric currents definitely exist.

Scott Adams guest last episode proposed an "Iris Hypothesis". Where high temperatures cause certain cloud types to close like the iris of an eyeball, changing the albedo. SA though it verges on religious woo-woo, but it sounds like homeostasis to me.

He has started putting an abstract under his Youtube videos. Now I don't have to quote the transcript. Episode 440:
Half of published scientific papers end up being debunked
__Climate change might be real AND 1/2 claims are garbage
__Climate change might be a hoax, in spite of being sorta true
200 reasons against a theory is a tell that no good reasons exist
Guest: Mark Schneider, nuclear engineering expert
__Operating reactors in America are all Gen II, meltdown danger
__Europe has Gen III, better, much more resistant to meltdown
Gen IV nuclear power has 3 attractive options
__molten salt, molten lead, gas cooled, NO MELTDOWNS
__Loss of power to the facility, no problem, no danger Containment systems make them safe from
Gen II explosion danger is due to water for cooling
Gen IV doesn’t use water, eliminates explosion danger
5 to 10 years to bring Gen IV online
__currently happening here…but Russia is progressing
__Some Gen IV options, like molten lead, EAT nuclear waste
Gen IV, only 1/3 of heat generated is used for power creation Other 2/3 can be used to desalinate ocean water
Youtube faked carriage returns and then vBulletin strips leading spaces. I could have turned the underlines white, but just ignore them.

NeilBlanchard & redpoint5 —— So many questions. Pick one each.
Conclussion: a realization that smacks you upside the head

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