An awful lot of the oil, and environmental damage, was on the Gulf Coast. Not just U S waters, but US soil.
Education, access to health services, and increasing affluence will do wonders for reducing fertility rates. Bangledesh is a striking example of this. Also, consumption is a bigger problem than population overall. The average westerner has something like 13x the carbon footprint of a person living in subsaharan africa, IIRC.
Of course, if one cared to invoke physiology here, the real victim is the male genitalia, which need cooler temperatures to produce healthy sperm, a condition undermined by any posture that isn't standing with the legs slightly apart while wearing loose clothing. Oh dear!
When what's at stake is the American way of life, it's easy to put aside things that don't really matter.
Which is right up there with "think of the children!" as a strong symptom of frontal lobe disengagement.
There's nothing funny about terawatt-hours per year as a measure of power. It's the average power generated over a year, since tidal power isn't uniform. It's the next sentence mixing up power and evergy that's messed up.
Not practical for 99.999999999999999% of people.
99% is all but one in a hundred, or 1e2.. add a power of ten for each 9, and you get.. 1e17, or all but 1 in 100 million billion. People? That's more people than ever existed. I think this thing is at least practical for the promoters, or at least whomever has been recieving the money they spend on devlopment and promotion. You'd still be off if you counted each person's individual cells.
I could add more 9's
No, you've added quite enough already.
The best natural source of Iodine is seafood. The Japanese probably get a pretty good dose of Iodine from their normal diet. Also, administration of Potassium Iodate pills are pretty standard procedure when there's a nuclear incident, so without any specific information to the contrary, I would expect that these workers had enough nonradioactive Iodine in them at the time of exposure.
The payload was jettisoned and a parachute deployed. Aroud 32 seconds in. It appears to have been consumed by the fireball, but it may have been behind it from the viewer's perspective. No idea if that was automatic or not.
Application specific concrete that has stood up for two millenia beats our common, everyday, casual-use concrete. Compare it to the stuff used for capping deep water oil wells and I'll be more impressed. [/sarcasm]
And it's done wonders for their political stability and liberal freedoms.
If the costs are low and side effects minimal. How stablely can it regulate blood sugar? The modern practioce of three meals a day just isn't very optimal for good mood regulation and high productivity and creativity. Of course, we should probably all be taking naps, too