Saturday, April 28, 2007
On Global Warming and CO2
I reread part of your Step Farher Out from mummbelty mumble years ago & saw your support of ocean thermal power generators which, by using water from the sea bottoms bring nutrients to the surface & stimulates plankton growth. I was struck by the similarity to the geritol solution of cutting CO2 by using iron solution to stimulate plankton growth.
Does this mean that we have a method of making power which is CO2 negative? Has there been either progress or serious glitches since then?
There were tests near Hawaii. The system works, and ought to be tried; one problem is transport of the resulting energy. It's idea for islands, of course.
I really need to get A Step Farther Out back in print. There's a rough version of Two Steps Farther out as well. What I don't have is time.
Of the various factors involved in the V Tech massacre
"3. Avoid the sort of publicity for such events that the perpetrator would have wanted and is likely to encourage copy cats. Fat chance " seems to be the one uniquiely relevant to the modern world.
Our instant worldwide communications system clearly does encourage these killings. The cure of ending it would be far worse than the disease.
However I suggest that in a really healthy society the media would be more interested in the heroism of men like Professor Liviu Librescu,
I can think of no better way to die than respected at 76 saving ones pupil's lives.
It is also worth pointing out that if open borders allowed the killer in they did the same for the Professor.
I do not believe that either of those came here under an open borders policy. Otherwise I agree.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Lib Dems to spend another £1 billion http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=559582007
Automated cars & trains http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=559992007
Transatlantic flights £6, tax £124 http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=566632007
IPCC "leaked" report http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=566602007
International law http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ian_williams/2007/04/_their_territory_split_by.html
Freedom - Russia V the US http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=577232007
Libdems in Scotland http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2057474,00.html
Paying for it http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1335295.0.0.php
The Good (sole mention of the 9% Party in the media)http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=593932007
Bio-fuel porkbarreling http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=601112007
Eating up the Greens http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1342474.0.0.php
Jack Straw says http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1342456.0.0.php
Labour backer likes SNP http://election.theherald.co.uk/homepage/electionnews/display.var.1345874.0.0.php http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=612722007
Business support http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1347051.0.0.php
Manifesto costings http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=622252007
Criminalising denial of state truth http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2063276,00.html
Sewage spill http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1349717.0.0.php
New planet http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=636132007
Jim Mather http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1355637.0.0.php
Bin collection https://www2.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6214838&postID=659851500392725941
McConnell's first priority - all of them http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1359220.0.0.php
Council Tax http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1359233.0.0.php
Forming a majority http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1359224.0.0.php
Condi's slip http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=648852007
Minority government http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=649022007
Self confidence & architecture http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2066804,00.html
ALL JOCK TAMSON'S BAIRNS
PS Sorry I haven't been on for a few days. Blogspot have been revamping & I was locked out. Damn.