Wasted Ledes September 22, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Via Instapundit, a fellow named Ed Regis wrote this about Mars settlement hopes:
In the early years of the 20th century, zeppelins filled with flammable and explosive hydrogen were all the rage in Germany, a reckless infatuation that ended with the eruption and crash of the Hindenburg in 1937. Sometimes, technology is a triumph of wild-eyed enthusiasm over the unpleasant facts of the real world.
But that would have been a much better introduction to a column on President Obama’s Green Energy initiatives, where reality has struck down pretty much everything the DoE has tried.
Settling Mars is much more doable than developing a practical, commercially viable, Green Energy technology. At least until we do a lot more R&D. Trying to force those immature technologies into the marketplace has led to a lot of churn, but no results.
And no jobs.