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Bill Gates playing God for a fee

Postby Tavish » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:54 am

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Microsoft's chairman is among the inventors listed on a new batch of patent applications that propose using large fleets of vessels to suppress hurricanes through various methods of mixing warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water at greater depths. The idea is to decrease the surface temperature, reducing or eliminating the heat-driven condensation that fuels the giant storms.
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But don't look for Gates to fund the deployment of thousands of these vessels. One of the patent filings proposes paying for the equipment through the sale of insurance policies in hurricane-prone areas, in addition to funding from state, federal and local government agencies.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:30 am

Isn't there already a bunch of oil platforms out in the Gulf? Why not use them?
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Postby knapplc » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:00 am

"A bunch" is a pretty vague number. My guess would be the answer is, "There aren't enough."
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:07 am

Great. Let's destroy more ecosystems.

Changing ocean temperatures? Seriously?

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Postby urbanbreez » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:10 am

This is like when the Chinese attempt to fire rockets into the atmosphere and control rain. It'll never work and may anger the Gods.
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Postby chris8 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:13 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Great. Let's destroy more ecosystems.

Changing ocean temperatures? Seriously?

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Absolutely. This is a terrible idea - seems to be totally blinkered without any consideration of what the long-term effects could be. :-t
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Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:54 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Great. Let's destroy more ecosystems.

Changing ocean temperatures? Seriously?

:-C

Yeah, this will go over well when they accidentally alter the persistent Atlantic currents that are already under stress from the desalinization being caused by the polar cap melts.

Way to think big, gents! ;-D

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Re: Bill Gates playing God for a fee

Postby Tavish » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:57 pm

JTWood wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:Great. Let's destroy more ecosystems.

Changing ocean temperatures? Seriously?

:-C

Yeah, this will go over well when they accidentally alter the persistent Atlantic currents that are already under stress from the desalinization being caused by the polar cap melts.

Way to think big, gents! ;-D

:-C

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Re: Bill Gates playing God for a fee

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:05 pm

Tavish wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:Great. Let's destroy more ecosystems.

Changing ocean temperatures? Seriously?

:-C

Yeah, this will go over well when they accidentally alter the persistent Atlantic currents that are already under stress from the desalinization being caused by the polar cap melts.

Way to think big, gents! ;-D

:-C

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Re: Bill Gates playing God for a fee

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:18 pm

I for one welcome our new weather machine creating overlord
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