After a couple years of the world’s population enduring the deadly ramifications of arrogant taxpayer-funded scientists conducting dangerous experiments with pathogens, it seems they’re back on their “It’s not if we should do it but what if we don’t” psychosis.
In an effort to ease fossil-fuel reliance, an MIT spinoff plans to dig the deepest holes on Earth
Environmentalists have long dreamed of a way to reach those depths to tap the potential geothermal energy in those rocks, but the technological and financial barriers have been too great. Now, officials at an MIT spinoff say they’ve figured out how to drill as deep as 12 miles into the Earth’s crust, using a special laser that they say is powerful enough to blast through granite and basalt like a knife through soft butter.
— Boston Globe, 3/18/22
Again, we’re witnessing the arrogance of the scientific class willing to conduct experiments without the input of any of the people who’d have to bear the brunt of any negative results.
Regardless of who funded the creation of COVID-19, to date 6,090,076 have died from these experiments go awry. No one has accepted responsibility, no one has been punished, thus there’s no deterrent from this occurring again. Given the latest outbreak in China, who’s to say what’s being accidentally or intentionally released?
So, environmentalist MIT scientists want to drill deep into the Earth in an attempt to harness geothermal energy.
What could go wrong and if something does go wrong, who would we then trust to fix it (if even possible)?
An eerily similar scenario was the subject of a 1965 disaster movie of which the poster slogans were, “Thank God it’s only a motion picture” and “Today’s terrifying look into what might happen tomorrow”….
The arrogant always make it sound so easy.
In the coming years, Quaise Energy, named for a section of Nantucket, plans to dig some of the deepest boreholes in history to reach rocks that can exceed temperatures of 1,000 degrees and surface a kind of heavy steam that has the potential to provide a nearly unlimited supply of clean energy anywhere in the world. By the end of the decade, they plan to capture the steam and use it to run turbines at power plants.
The problem is the best laid plans don’t always go according to said plan and these people are playing with forces they really can’t comprehend. There’s a reason why the Earth was created the way it was and some things that are beneath the crust is there for a reason as opposed to being on the surface. What happens if the energy that’s supposed to be there gets siphoned off?
But the challenges of mining such subterranean energy remain great — and risky. Previous efforts to dig such deep holes have even triggered earthquakes.
“There are unknowns, and we might not understand some of the risks,” said Jody Robins, a senior geothermal engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. “But until we do this, we won’t know.”
Given the recent results of scientific experimentation, let’s hope they get this right the first time. There was no “Crack in the World” sequel and for all the right reasons.