Re: CO2 driven global warming

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 12:15:28 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 21 Aug 1997 wrote:

> 1. OTEC's work best when the tempeture differential is greatest....the
> location that best fits this is deep-sea equatorial waters...the sea floor
> waters many thousands of feet down are barely above freezing...the surface is
> equatorially hot. (was in Yuma the other day...was 115 degrees...and Yuma is
> still a ways north of the equator)
> 2. The deep sea equatorial waters are deserts...that is they have no
> life in them except near land (shallows)...due to lack of nutrients and lack
> of oxygen in the water...(????maybe...I dunno)

Just a quick note: 2 is wrong. There is plenty of life in the deep
sea and on the sea floor, even in the "desert equatorial seas". And
if the breakdown of organics there were disrupted, the cold
nutrient-rich upwellings which today sustain a lot of life near the
coasts, would vanish.

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