Michael S. Lorrey, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, writes:
> Well, yeah, but I've already got a solution for that too. Thermal superconductors
> built into the sturcutre of sky-hooks will conduct excess heat out of the
> atmosphere and allow it to be radiated away in space.
Is there such a thing as a thermal superconductor? I've seen references in SF but I don't know if such things really exist. I suppose you could use a heat pump, in any case. How much heat could you really pump out in this way though? A sky hook is pretty small compared to an atmosphere.