Re: CO2 driven global warming

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 11:29:26 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 20 Aug 1997, Eric Watt Forste wrote:

> So you don't think Marshall Savage's scheme to use OTECs to raise
> lots of spirulina and dump some of it (with the attendant carbon)
> to the ocean bottom will help?

Will this not risk the creation of dead sea bottoms as aerobic decay
processes consume all the available oxygen, creating a layer of
hydrogen-sulphide laden water (which kills most aerobic lifeforms)?
This kind of problem regularly occurs in the Baltic sea after algae
blooms. In the oceans, the inflow of cold polar water might change
this, but I'm still somewhat worried (although I like the general

> As an unrelated sidepoint, I'll mention that I've found Daugherty's
> posts considerably more comprehensible after he explained to us
> that what he calls "sophisticated conspiracy theorists" envision
> the conspiracies they discuss as the Dark Side of spontaneous order:
> implicit understandings that arise in the collective subconscious
> of the old boy network. Admittedly, this still sounds wacky, but
> not nearly as wacky as the idea that successful global conspiracies
> are deliberately planned and constructed (the Illuminatus! fantasy).

Yes, I also got a great deal more positive about his theories when he
explained that (I hope to respond to them when I get the time).

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