[ExI] A Nobel laureate and climate change

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 22:23:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:00 AM,  Amon Zero <amon at doctrinezero.com> wrote:


>  Your statement seems to elegantly cut the Gordian knot from
> where I'm standing - thanks Keith!

You are welcome.

BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:


> Correct, Keith.   The problem is short-term thinking by politicians
> and corporate leaders.

That's no doubt part of it.  Another aspect is that people who don't
or can't apply science type thinking about energy can't evaluate
proposals.  For example, geothermal and wind are simply not large
enough to make a serious dent in energy problems.

> When the crisis hits, they hope that either,
> 1)  they will be dead so it's the next generations' problem.
> 2) they will be spending their last years in gated compounds with the
> other super-rich and their servants, so it is still the next
> generations' problem.
> I'm all right Jack (for now) taken to the extreme.

They have no idea.  Wealth, especially for the wealthy, is almost all
represented as information that can't even be accessed without
electric power.  If the power goes off and stays off, the tiny
magnetic spots on disk drives won't mean a

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