ocean warming on it's way

Posted by bobbapink on Feb 24, 2002 at 12:21

Re: Global cooling is on the way (Dale)

Youíre skating on thin ice with that Asteroid remark but Iím gonna let it slide this time.

Youíre lucky.

Instead of moving all that water, wouldnít it be cheaper just to heat whatís already there? Sources varied but most put the Gulf Stream at about 5 degrees warmer than the surrounding water. Heating 2.2e10 pounds of water 5 degrees only requires 1.1e11 BTUís or 880,000 gallons of fuel. Though Iím not sure what it would take to maintain that temperature even if it were the same, heaters are cheaper and more reliable than pumps. :-)

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