[ExI] Is Global Warming Junk Science?

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 16:51:49 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

### But how does that relate to your question about billions of people
dying soon?


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