Tom Tamarkin: The world will soon face an energy crisis of monumental proportions which many ignore. By 2050 we must significantly increase total energy production or face a need for worldwide redistribution of wealth and energy allocation coupled with population reduction.
Tom Tamarkin: AGW or climate change is not the big problem many claim. Only fossil hydrocarbon fuels and nuclear energy can supply material amounts of energy due to their many orders of magnitude higher energy flux densities than so called renewables. Once fossil fuels are depleted beyond the point of economically viable production there is only one energy source available to provide the Earth’s energy needs. That is the conversion of matter into energy as formulated in the equation E=mc2.
Tom Tamarkin, Founder Fusion4Freedom: There are three primary sources of material amounts of energy on Earth. The word material means an amount of energy greater than 2 % of total worldwide energy demand combining all sectors of transportation, industrial, commercial residential, agricultural, potable water production and its movement. Energy from the Sun. Energy from nuclear fission. Energy from atomic fusion.
Howard Cork Hayden is an emeritus professor of physics from the University of Connecticut. The Energy Advocate, TEA, is his monthly publication about many topics related to energy. This article has excerpts from the September, 2016 edition about nuclear energy and the star gymnast in the 2016 Olympics. Each issue is packed with interesting essays for students, teachers, parents, and the public. To order TEA, see instructions in this article.