bruce millerover 1 year ago
Could the Tides power our world?
""One of the most significant events in this recasting was the realization in the early 1980s that the average American consumed as many natural resources as 1000 average inhabitants of India. It was also realized that the average American produced as much waste (including the all important carbon footprint) as 2500 Indians! even today, the ratios are still approximately 1:300 (US compared to India) and 1:500 compared to China.""
If we all intend an "American Dream" lifestyle and with unlimited breeding, eating, possibilities, no equation will work.
China will alter the Global Energy Map soon enough with their superior Thorium fissioning technologies?
“Had the $4 Trillions+ spent on Iraq, been spent even only on conventional Solar/Thermal development of South Western U.S.A. – Today, Americans would receive a huge ROI ( “Return On Investment”) in cheap electricity, in place of horrendous tax rates to service unpayable war debt to China. Americans would be gainfully working, using this renewable, perpetual, eternal, clean, radiation free, radioactive waste free, domestic, electricity source – to compete in world markets with well priced products, to irrigate dry lands, to heat and cool homes, and much less foreign oil would have be imported, fewer “Parasite Nations” supported. This is the lost “opportunity cost” for having Saddam’s scrotum on the Bushes mantlepiece? Shiite eh!”
P.S., (Oil, gas, wells do go dry, not really sourced from an eternal pipe up &Allah’s-ass, as some believe – But, the Sun never stops shining, Wind blows forever)
www.theoildrum.com/node/4971 tells where U.S. ‘went wrong’?
Never mistake the American idiom 'noocleer" or 'nuclear', to mean anything more than enriched uranium fissioning including plutonium production by the American Nuclear Establishments processes. The American meaning of "nuclear" excludes CANDU reactors, Thorium fueled devices, Slow Poke reactors, and many more, valid fissioning schemes in this world, from space gadgets for electric power, to Russian lighthouses, Even China's Tsinghua University has for a long time had Pebble Bed Gas reactors - and had they been installed at Fuckoshima, today there would be no radioactive wastes there to wash to sea.
America was told clearly by T. Boone Pickens of the Prairie Wind Corridor and how it was the "Saudi Arabia of Electric Energy" for this nation. He was right. He will prove prophetic in years to come. Meanwhile greed and Oil barons, with "sunk money" to protect, hold back the greatest people on earth and even starve some of them to save their own small-minded investments. Cars will go Electric the electricity will come from all: Solar, Wave, Wind, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, and safer Thorium fission heat sources All domestic, All American, with no "Parasite OPEC oil nations" to support for the privilege, and no one to kill for their oil.
Tidal, unlike Solar and Wind, never ceases. This advantage alone makes it the most valuable of all. Tidal is renewable, perpetual eternal in nature and with the proper mined tunnels from shore , the least expensive and most durable. Scotland has natural rock formations like this, converted, modified as "air compressors' driving turbines, and even schemes exist for underwater flows to drive huge propellers to trap the energy available. Tidal power, the effect of gravitational variations caused by the Moon's passing around earth have hardly been considered by the Oil rich and now foreign oil dependent U.S. The Sands of Time have shifted, the fate of the U.S. ever altered now, as even the Chinese Thorium reality comes crashing down on Oil, and America out-priced in the world's marketplaces by their inability to make cheaper goods, tied to their inability to move from coal and Oil to Solar, Wind, Wave, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, Bio-gas, Thorium fission, all used extensively by competing nations? Sad.