Energy vs Climate Is Nuclear Fusion really the answer?
Recent advances suggest that commercial power generaion by nuclear fusion could be possible within the foreseeable fuure.
BBC Major breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy
GUARDIAN Nuclear fusion heat record a ‘huge step’ in quest for new energy source
Nuclear Fusion is the process that powers our sun
But to emulate that process on earth needs 10x the sun's temperature to compensate for the lower pressures here
That is, it needs to run at temperatures of more than 100 MILLION DEGREES C
Great for heat transfer & power generation perhaps....
BUT what about that effect on global warming?
Forbes Can Nuclear Fusion Generate Unlimited Emissions-Free Energy?
It may be (virtually) emission free energy
but each of the new generators will operate
by pushing massive amounts of extra heat
into our - already critical - atmosphere
Isn't THAT something to be concerned about?