Arrogance? Or Just Plain Foolishness?

Posted on Friday, July 17 at 22:34 by RickW

The applications made public by the U.S. Patent Office last week describe floating devices that could reduce the strength of hurricanes by drawing warm water from the ocean’s surface and channeling it down to the depths through a long tube. A second tube would reverse the process and bring deep, cold water up to the surface.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/07/16/bill-gates-patents-a-device-aimed-at-halting-hurricanes/?utm_campaign=DISCOVER%20Magazine%20Technology%20Newsletter%207%2E16%2E2009&utm_content=rpw@shaw.ca&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_term=80beats%3A%20Bill%20Gates%20Patents%20a%20Device%20Aimed%20at%20Halting%20Hurricanes

Sea Sick: the Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean
http://www.alannamitchell.com/seasick.html
In a nutshell, some of the carbon dioxide we are putting into the air by burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the ocean. That reverts it to a state it has not been in for millions of years: more acid, warmer, and more prone to vast oxygen-deprived dead zones. At risk is the very structure of life in the ocean and therefore, on the planet as a whole.

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