[ExI] Is Global Warming Junk Science?

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 16:30:36 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki
<rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unless, of course, you are among those who think a massive die off
>> back to one or two billion people is a good idea.
> ### Why would you think this could happen (aside from the singularity
> happening)? You believe in peak oil?

I think most people will agree that there is a finite amount of fossil
energy.  If you assume rising use of fossil fuel and rising difficulty
to obtain it, then there will come a time of peak extraction.

On the other hand, hydrocarbons (and oxygen from air) are a very
convenient way to carry round energy.  50 years from now I could see a
time when oil consumption is ten times what it is today.  However,
virtually all of it would by synthetic oil made with CO2 out of the
air and energy from power satellites.


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