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Eric Zencey:
Land is the  great net by which we capture current solar income, which (eventually, I believe) we will have to learn to live within.  
On living within the means of solar income, see Order of Magnitude Morality: An order of magnitude solar energy / world energy comparison
`The earth receives more energy from the sun in just one hour than the world uses in a whole year'. So, does that mean that we can convert to solar and everything is going to be fine?

No: I show that the current rate of power consumption of the `developed' world is unsustainable. The `developed' world must cut its consumption by at least a factor of 10, and must put all possible resources into developing solar energy technology, which, along with hydroelectricity, is the only* significant source of sustainable power.

* - Some conditions may apply! See below for details

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2008 at 06:23:24 AM EST
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