Richard Stallman is playing the world's tiniest violin somewhere right now.
Where the cost of shipping is prohibitive - the Canadian Arctic, say - mass production might not even come out ahead.
It's a partial solution. Hydro power is only really available in certain areas, and transmission losses kill some of the gains. BC makes a good amount of money this way. North America's hydro capacity is probably as large as it will ever be, because it's extremely destructive of wildlife habitat and of arable land.
Given that a 21 minute show is something like 90 seconds of laughtrack, they aren't getting a great deal for their buck.
My understanding is that ice cores don't go back that far. Best so far is 800,000 years, with the bare possibility of more than that.
What bloody slashdot were you reading in 1999?
I have been very happy with my Linux steam library of late. It's kept me busy, perhaps not with the particular games I want, but with games that are quite good.
It's the difference between getting ice cream and sorbet. I might have preferred the ice cream, but if I'm lactose intolerant, y'know what, the sorbet is almost as good and I'm perfectly pleased with it.
Dairy cows aren't really used for meat generally. At least not at the dairy farms I've been to. They're usually too old. It happens, but only if it's kept in mind from the beginning.
An actual farmer could correct me, but some quick googling around seems to confirm it; about 30% are used for meat.
If it's true that a particular meat substitute has no nutritional value, then it would function much like tofu - as texture and filler for a dish, with the nutrition coming from the extra vegetables. You'd have to have actual meat from time to time to avoid, eg, vitamin B and iron problems, or stuff your meals full of spinach and beans.
I cook with tofu regularly, you don't try to make it tasty. It's filler, texture, and it absorbs whatever flavour is around it. You use it as a delivery vehicle for other flavours. For instance yesterday I made a chickpea curry in the slow cooker, and added tofu chunks to it after: chop them up, roll them in a thick mixture of milk and flour, then shake it in a container with ground flax, nutritional yeast, whole wheat flour, breadcrumbs, really, whatever you have in the house. Fry it on high heat for a bit, throw it in after the slow cooker has done. It soaks up the curry flavour and adds texture.
I agree. We're currently dumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere without knowing absolutely for sure what effect it's going to have. We should stop it.
Engineering to cancel that out might be a good idea, but taking more out than we're putting in is a bad idea.
Me too. I might say "a US state"; who can really keep track of all the little buggers? I know where California, New York, Washington, and Florida are, but that's about it.
Sorry, I meant that subsistence requires one acre per person per year. Much less for solely vegetarian diets, about a quarter to half off the top of my head. Maybe 1 acre per small family, less if you don't like your kids too much.
Either way, it's only going to provide a pretty small chunk of the diet.