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To start a 'Manhattan Project' for developing renewable energy.

This project would not be secret.This project should be pushed by the U.S., but ideally would be funded by the G8 and all the wealthier countries, say the top 20 economies. Idealistic as it sounds, the defense budget of the U.S. should immediately be cut 25%, as well as Russia, China, and all the top 20 countries.This would create a fund of immense proportions that would be only for developing new technology for perhaps several of the most promising renewables like solar, Wave generated electricity, geothermal, fuel cell etc. Possibly a portion going to totally new and untried ideas. A team of scientists would be assembled from around the globe. Is this completely impracticable?


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  • Jun 8 2012: Mike Robinson, yes, 'Energy Security', I like that! And unfortunately Mike, you are probably right that it'll take some huge calamity to wake many people up. We seem to respond well to crises like an earthquake, tsunami, etc. but Global Warming for instance is too big and shapeless, less specific; and the damage accruing more gradually. It's like the frog set in pot of warm water that is slowly heated to boil and frog doesn't leap out and realize he is being cooked!

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