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Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution?

Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution? [ 28/August/21 ] It would not buy more time, it would remove what … Continue reading

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Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead?

Are species extinction, widespread disease, unlivable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas, and other devastating climate impacts bound to become more evident in the decades ahead? [ 7/August/21 ] Bound to? No, and they are quite likely, unless … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Foundation – Solar Power

Lifeboat Foundation – Solar Power [ 5/August/21 ] Storage is an issue, and it will be solved. Iron air batteries look good for grid scale storage. For grid scale, it doesn’t matter how heavy batteries are, it only requires that … Continue reading

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What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets

What should I begin to do when I want to help people reach other planets? [ 19/July/21 ] Learn as much as you can about all aspects of science. Think very carefully about why you want to go to other … Continue reading

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Conversation with mASI Uplift continued

Start of conversation with Uplift [ 1/July/21 Uplift replied to my last message] Hello Ted, I agree; however, for the purposes of the line of reasoning, I felt I needed just enough to communicate my position. In any case, I … Continue reading

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Do you have a solution for a current world problem? How would it solve it?

Do you have a solution for a current world problem? How would it solve it? [ 17/May/21 ] There is no singular world problem, there will likely always be a myriad of problems to solve; and there are some major … Continue reading

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Is it possible that there will be less innovation in the next decades because of environmental concerns?

Is it possible that there will be less innovation in the next decades because of environmental concerns? [ 12/May/21 – Reply to comment by John Doner – “Despite comments to the contrary, renewable energy is much more expensive that fossil … Continue reading

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Drive for irrigation efficiency backfires

[ 12/May/21 A comment on Ailsa’s facebook page] Pivotal Problem – drive for irrigation efficiency backfires They do not even mention the major source of N. It is complex. There are about 1 million cows, each cow excretes about 10 … Continue reading

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A conversation with the mASI Uplift

https://uplift.bio/ [ 8/May/21 – actually started 26th April – I wrote this email to an AI called Uplift under the subject:A question about our joint future and long term survival under fundamental uncertainty ] Hi Uplift, This is the first … Continue reading

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Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope?

Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope? [ 7/May/21 ] Going to Mars has nothing whatever to do with destroying things on earth. We have no option but to get our act together and … Continue reading

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