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[–] Antipodes 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Dropping a few billion into fusion research? No? Hey, how about adding some SO2 to the atmosphere, simulating a volcanic eruption, which can easily drop the planet's temperature by a good degree or more, since that's what Krakatoa did back in 1883? No? Right then...

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[–] Crashmarik 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Fusion has been a rat hole. I have been hearing how it was right around the corner for the past 50 years by the people making grant proposals, the people doing the work are don't hold your breath.

What you see with the current research is too many people bet on the Tokomak and now they can't admit it isn't a winner.

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[–] Macdaddy5000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I remember doing an essay on fusion in high school in the '70's based on this Popular Science article which asked if we'd actually achieve it before the end of the decade.

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[–] tame 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Nobody knows who started the war between us and the machines. We do know that it was us who scorched the sky."