Alistair, the latest study suggests unusually strong trade winds have pushed surface ocean heat into deeper water leading to the perceived atmospheric warming pause of the past fifteen years. We can replicate this effect with OTEC meaning we can obtain the energy we need at the same time as we effectively geoengineer our way to an inhabitable planet.
I hope to have a new post along this line shortly.
I have no problem with anyone reordering the list, it is just what came to my mind.
I agree completely we need to be talking outside this forum but it is one of the few availabe to me. It drives me crazy that my government - Canada - is about to pay some ad agency $22 million dollars to promote the "benefits" of oilsands abroad.For those of us without that kind of money but who nevertheless believe there is a silver bullet, failing to do everything in our power to get the word out is to do the technology and mankind a disservice.