Re: Differing views of oil reserves

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 12:15:29 MDT

altamira wrote:
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> > Another matter is the continued development of non-petroleum
> > based transportation fuels, unless you folks believe that Dr.
> > Thomas Gold may be correct that the oils are geophysical in
> > nature and is not bio-organic, in its inception?
> Being a plant-person I'd really like to see more research on growing
> appropriately GM plants for fuel.

No thanks, agrifuel technology may not cause a net increase in CO2 levels, but
it does greatly erode the amount of topsoil available, unless you are thinking
of growing the plants in the ocean... My thoughts are that fossil fuels should
be used to create Fuller Cable for a sky hook system, with solar power sats and
radiator systems in orbit. The sky hooks not only carry cargo up and down, but
heat. The base of a sky hook should be near a shoreline or on an island so that
surface water can be cooled by conducting its heat to space, thus helping to
reduce any greenhouse warming, no matter if it is coming from pollution or
normal Malenkovich Cycles, while at the same time generating electricity from
the thermal differential....

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