Re: Population predictions [was Re: Productive Employment]

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Mar 26 2000 - 10:14:55 MST

On Saturday, March 25, 2000 10:04 PM Michael S. Lorrey
> > However, I don't think you even need all the effort. Current methods
> > probably enough to achieve the modest goals of feeding 10 billion
> > It would require, IMHO, no more technology than we now have and no fancy
> > budget macroengineering projects like damming the Congo or flooding the
> > Valley.
> The only thing separating the Rift Valley from being flooded is about
> 100 meters
> of rock on the shore of the Red Sea. I could fix that situation with a
> couple dozen pounds of C4.

Michael is correct here. My exhausted state and my zeal conspired to
compell me to make a false statement.:)

On the practical side, what do you [anyone] think about the impact of this
poor man's macroengineering project? Would it be a net gain or loss for
people living there and in adjoining regions? What would its impact be in
global climate and ecology?


Daniel Ust

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