Comments on: Calling Dr. Strangelove! http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Hour glass http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-341082 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:47:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-341082 …we need to apply all forms of energy that does not require electricity to create it in the first place, ranked from cheap to expensive. The environmental scale has tipped, to what the f ? maybe we can set jellyfish on fire with flints and see what happens.

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By: john b http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340789 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:29:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340789 Hydrogen pollutes do your research, what we need is either geothermal/nuclear or solar, no more burning fuels that is for cave men.

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By: Guinness http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340788 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 17:25:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340788 um, Isn’t Russia a little bigger country with more land mass to explore with todays technology. Oh, right, they don’t approve of a free enterprise for research like that. Russia can’t drill somewhere else? um, is Cuba our “friend” now that we relaxed certain policies against their country? is this about money? environment? a neocold war? ridiculous. i guess we need more holes in the earth to live vicariously for another 10 years. part-tae!

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By: Patrick E. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340787 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340787 The Russians are desperate for any edge on US and China, and with a huge population crash looming in the future, they have to get money from somewhere.@ Raymond,Got any numbers on what it would take, hydrogen-wise, for this self-sustaining venture? How much hydrogen used vs. hydrogen created? If its close to 1-to-1 ratio, what would be the point, other than a shiny new facility with a zero-sum outcome? Self-sustaining literally means producing enough to sustain oneself. It in no way implies NET GAIN, which is the whole point.

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By: pdlane http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340784 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 09:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340784 Ho….Hum…. more fuel for the professional paranoids….

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By: Raymond http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340781 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 03:56:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340781 I suppose,it is unthinkable that it might be possible to build a hydrogen production plant that burns hydrogen to generate the electricity required to produce more hydrogen. Can you say self sustaining? We certainly can’t have that, now can we?

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340779 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 02:30:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340779 best posting ever regarding this subject matt.ever thought running for office here in CA, we are desperate for someone here with some understanding of the subject.they discovered gas and oil off the north east coast of england and scotland and it developed into a tremendous blessing for a region that had suffered unemployment and recession for many years.it saddens me to see people wandering around here unemployed and there is a klondike just off shore.how do we get past the ideology that,s rampant here?

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By: Scott http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340777 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:58:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340777 We are already supporting half a dozen oppressive dictatorships in the middle east with money we give them for their oil. Why should we start supporting Cuba and Russia with money for OUR oil? There is no argument against drilling. Even the most ardent environmentalist has to admit that our rigs will probably be safer than Cuba’s. Let’s protect the environment and get our rigs built before Russia and Cuba make a mess of things. We’ll be protecting our economy at the same time.

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340776 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:35:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340776 Drilling for more oil may be an ugly solution, but at least it is a solution. Those that describe hydrogen as a solution are missing a fundamental aspect of hydrogen: HYDROGEN DOES NOT PRODUCE ELECTRICITY. Hydrogen is a way to store energy, and that is all. It takes electricity to separate hydrogen from water, and there is no substantial natural source of hydrogen. Any energy source is going to have a downside. Fossil fuels pollute. Wind farms kill bats. Solar cells are expensive. Bio-fuel alters food prices. Nuclear power makes nuclear waste. We need to realize the inherent costs of ANY energy source and work on controlling them without wasting time dreaming about free energy.

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By: George http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/06/calling-dr-strangelove/comment-page-1/#comment-340770 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 19:37:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13722#comment-340770 No to drilling for oil. Hydrogen is the answer. It’s renewable, does not polute and frees our country from the security issues and economic issues oil brings. We need to start today to develop and deploy the hydrogen infastructure to support hydrogen vehicles. By 2015, Japan and the Euro zone will have their hydrogen infastructure nearly complete and China will not be far behind. So what is wrong with the United States leadership. It surely isn’t the special interest money, is it boys?

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