quattro digest, Vol 1 #3116 - more history......(NAC)

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Wed Mar 20 18:55:40 EST 2002

Disturbing, eh? I imagine that as solar collectors become more efficient,
that figure would become instead of a tropical rain forest, a temperate
(i.e. like England/Europe/North American) one. Wonder what the temperate
zones would become? (would my quattro survive a hit of a Mastadont, and
are tires covered against Sabretooth Tiger bites?)


On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 10:50:41 +0100 "Phil Payne"
<quattro at isham-research.com> writes:
>I saw a calculation a few years ago on the likely effect of local 
>temperatures in the Sahara
>if 0.5% of the incident energy were transported away - either through 
>photovoltaic conversion
>or just using long pipes at the focii of long trough-like mirrors.
>I think the conclusion was that it would be a rain forest within 
>twenty years.
>  Phil Payne
>  http://www.isham-research.com/quattro
>  +44 7785 302 803
>  +49 173 6242039

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