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Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Quetzalcoatl

This section really clinches it:

"Space exploration and particle physics are already helping: for example, Earth satellites monitor climate, and particle accelerators offer new technologies for power generation (using the safe and abundant nuclear fuel, thorium) and waste disposal by nuclear transmutation.

"In parallel, the distributed Grid computing technology developed to analyse LHC data is already being used for many other applications including climate modelling, and telescopes look for the killer asteroids that could render moot all discussion of climate change."

Without investment in space technology, we'll have no hope of doing anything about any asteroids heading our way. King seems to have a very narrow perspective on this.

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 06:58:00 UTC | #231137