Popular on Amzeal

Similar on Amzeal

Second Fusion Test Successful - Time to Consider Cosmic Nudging

Amzeal News/10534050
Two Ways in Which Nuclear Fusion Could Help Reverse Global Warming

WASHINGTON - Amzeal -- The new second and improved demonstration that nuclear fusion can be used to produce energy might open the door to ways in which the virtually unlimited supply of clean energy, which fusion promises to provide, could be used to slow or perhaps even reverse global warming without the difficult task of slashing greenhouse gases.

Despite valiant efforts to pressure countries to fight global warming by slashing their own greenhouse gas emissions, that plan seems not to be working, and the longer we limit our response to this unproven approach, the hotter the world is likely to become.

Fusion power generation could help reduce global warming in at least two major ways, says Banzhaf, an MIT-trained engineer with two U.S. patents.

First, fusion reactors could replace the need to use fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas, with their unavoidable emissions of greenhouse gases, to heat buildings (and even whole cities) and to power plants now used to generate  electricity used in homes, factories, and other businesses.

More on Amzeal News
Thus, as a second way of using this new now-proven technology, fusion might be able to provide sufficient energy to make it possible to increase earth's orbit by the tiny amount necessary to completely overcome global warming; an approach now being discussed and analyzed which could involve cosmic nudging.

See, for example, Using Cosmic Nudging [Changing the Orbits of Asteroids] to Fight Global Warming (http://banzhaf.net/CosmicNudging.html)

More details about how such a cosmic nudge might be accomplished can be found at Can A Change In Orbit Save Planet Earth? (https://interestingengineering.com/science/can-a-change-in-orbit-save-planet-earth)

Another approach to achieving a slightly larger Earth orbit was recently proposed in Can We Use a Giant Thruster to Change Earth's Orbit? (https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/giant-t...)

More on Amzeal News
Moreover, a recent analysis including detailed calculations by an astrophysicist, as outlined in a newly published paper, have also lent more credence to Banzhaf's original cosmic nudge idea.
Banzhaf: Fusion Power Achieved – Now, Can It Nudge Earth Into a New Orbit? (https://vermontdailychronicle.com/banzhaf-fusio...)

Entitled Cornell University - Gravity-Assist as a Solution to Save Earth from Global Warming (https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.02879),

Thus, at the very least, in light of these two very recent encouraging developments - net power generation from nuclear fusion plus unexpected success in asteroid deflection - and detailed calculations suggesting its feasibility, Professor Banzhaf suggests that the concept of using nuclear fusion to provide sufficient energy for another way-outside-the-box approach (cosmic nudging) likewise deserves at least some study and consideration.

http://banzhaf.net/   jbanzhaf3ATgmail.com   @profbanzhaf

GW University

Source: Professor John Banzhaf
Filed Under: Science

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on Amzeal News