So true, Fosgate. Population IS the multiplier of everything else;http://www.postcarbon.org/Reader/PCRead ... lation.pdf
Here is what we need in addition to renewables:
"GenIV Integral Fast Reactors can EAT nuclear waste! Indeed, today's nuclear waste suddenly becomes an invaluable ASSET — not problem — worth $30 trillion dollars! I've been looking for years for a source of reliable, baseload, cheap, abundant and plentiful electricity. (And did I mention reliable, not intermittent? )
I was once a nuclear sceptic. Now I'm a nuclear advocate. The difference was Dr Barry Brook. See his short summary here.
Sustainable Energy Choices for the 21st Century - YouTube
The bottom line is I wish renewables could do the job, but there are still too many hurdles. Dr Brook documents them all. As do the peak oil doomers. However, there's no doomer comeback for IFR's. They are THE silver bullet. Cheap, abundant electricity that can power the world until the sun expands and cooks this planet! Just today's nuclear waste could run the world for 500 years!"
from eclipsenow.com, but a synopsis of Hansen in "Storms of My Grandchildren".