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Our Real Manmade Climate Crisis

OneForFreedom Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:28 PM
Seems to me that if the AGW crowd really believed in AGW, they would've invested those billions in fusion research, and had a working fusion power plant by now. ITER will take years to build, being a six government program (France, US, Japan, etc). Obviously not the most efficient way to build something (but a very good way to spend a lot of money). So, the goal doesn't seem to be to do anything besides spend money and create panic.
M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:52 PM
"Seems to me that if the AGW crowd really believed in AGW, they would've invested those billions in fusion research, and had a working fusion power plant by now"

Right, the only thing that is preventing fusion from becoming a reality is lack of funding.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:35 PM
Perhaps you should check out some of the non-standard fusion machines people are researching. Way back in the '90's I was told that a linear machine could be built that would work - problem is it would be a kilometer long, and the second entity to build a machine would use all that was sunk into the first one to advantage.

ITER is supposed to reach engineering break-even, and is still a research machine. I maintain that if AGW were being taken seriously, there would be a LOT more efforts in fusion, as well as a move towards fission power.

For an interesting concept, check www.focusfusion.org

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