15 May '11, 3am

How Bill Gates Would Solve the Climate Crisis

I think algal biodiesel has lots of potential if geneticists can bioengineer more efficient types of algae to yield more significant amounts of oil per unit of biomass. It could also solve the nutrient pollution problems that currently causes dead zones at the mouths of all major world rivers (by using those now-wasted nutrients as food to humankind's benefit). Any biofuels would be inherently carbon-neutral. They use and convert solar energy, and needless to say Photosynthesis is a tried and true technology that operates at ambient temperatures and does not create newly enriched toxic wastes that linger for thousands or millions of years. Coupled with this is a need to shift agricultural practices away from fossil-fuel dependent means of production such as the Haber process (which produces nitrogen fertilizer). 3–5% of world natural gas production is consumed in the Haber...

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