"The sun has not yet set for all time." Titus Livius
Last night I was debating the necessary advantages of Ontario`s new renewable energy feed-in tarrif as a neccesary first step in saving ourselves from, well ourselves!? You may know my rant, "man-made global warming" solved with man-made global solutions! My debating friends were loud and skeptical and seemed to have no use for higher hydro rates as an acceptable adversary for Global Warming. I guess they`re worried that without cheap coal powered hydro that we won`t be able to afford our next 100 inch flat screen TV. But how much will that TV really cost? How much black carbon can your lungs manage and how many billions in storm damage from "climate change" can we wager on the stuff we want more than we need?
The jury is in and the credible scientific community doesn`t dispute the problem so now it`s fast time to solutions. I wrote previously about Ray Kurzweil`s predictions of 16 years to cheap and abundant solar power but now a Nobel prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, is talking cheap solar. Krugman measures everything that he predicts or recommends and the future is looking pretty clear if we can bear a short term cost for an alternative infrastructure? Here comes the Sun! X