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Instead of fancy technology - they could just bring back swamps. They could have large areas of algae, which could be harvested for biofuels. I know it is old school, but swamps have supplied us with ample solar energy for thousands of years, from peat bogs to fossil fuels.
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Instead of fancy technology - they could just bring back swamps. They could have large areas of algae, which could be harvested for biofuels. I know it is old school, but swamps have supplied us with ample solar energy for thousands of years, from peat bogs to fossil fuels.
While I agree with you, the Corporate world does not, Swamps get in the way of all sorts of development opportunities, and they're free! can't charge for the use of a swamp.. or can you? :3 Wish we as a species grew up already... this teenage rebellious "its all about me" attitude is getting old fast, and self destructive....
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That's a great idea: Just put a crapload of solar panels all over the ocean, then we don't need fossil fuels any more.
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While I agree with you, the Corporate world does not, Swamps get in the way of all sorts of development opportunities, and they're free! can't charge for the use of a swamp.. or can you? :3 Wish we as a species grew up already... this teenage rebellious "its all about me" attitude is getting old fast, and self destructive....
It's beyond destructive - we may be on a course of extinction simply because of corporate greed. Not only that, but we have Government who are now hell bent on ripping the workers off, in order to sustain massive cuts to corporate taxation. They see nothing wrong in what amounts to indenturing people into slavery, all so they can live their fat lives in their giant houses eating bagels with caviar in the morning, and their noontime golf with their corporate fraudsters.

We have everything lined up, because in this Province, there is now a big, well funded campaign to ban wind power, because wind power has been deemed to be "bad for health" and "harmful to the environment". Just like they spent billions of dollars in endless studies to show that high speed rail would be "damaging" and "unprofitable" - even though even someone with only haf a clue would see twice daily 3 hour traffic jams as being obvious fonts of damage and economic loss.

Wait until this corporate-lobby juggernaut ends up in a place near you - spouting stupidity... Like the turkeys that want to ban light bulbs because they "waste energy", even though we do not have an alternative ready, on the store shelves, anywhere.
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That's a great idea: Just put a crapload of solar panels all over the ocean, then we don't need fossil fuels any more.
Living smarter would also help. We use more fossil fuels now than ever before, and it isn't because a few people bought Hummers - but because our lifestyles have generally become extravangant. I just think of all of the commuting that goes on these days, people driving through crazy traffic and crazy distances, to make less than people did (when adjusted for inflation) forty years ago.

Solar and wind can't really make a dent on a lifestyle that consumes more energy than ever before, with no real systematic thought of conservation or logic. All I know is that I am lucky to have chopped my commute significantly - and public transit is almost feasible. Like I'd take the bus on most days, since the trip from here to work on the bus is almost as fast - but coming home, it's an hour and a half nightmare of logn waits and poor service.
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