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# I want science to invent a way we can save up the heat for later
or save the cold from winter
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 18:37, archived)
# Some sort of house-sized thermos flask perhaps.
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 19:14, archived)
# Easy.
Start with a solar collector in the summer hemisphere connected to to a salt/water heat battery array, which in turn connects to a pan-hemispheric megaplumbing network delivering hot water to taps in the winter hemisphere.
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 19:21, archived)
# well
when you put it like that
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 19:37, archived)
# ...We all die from accelerated global warming.
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 19:44, archived)
# Oh there's also the idea that we give everyone on earth a kilo of permafrost
that they can put in their fridge/freezer and save loads of electricity.

And release all the greenhouse gasses sequestered within it, and oh by the way we're strip mining the polar regions to do this.
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 21:48, archived)
But it's not happening anywhere near me right?
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 22:02, archived)
# Science accommodates your wish
It’s called “district heating”.
Currently saves loads of gas in the Danish (and Swedish + elsewhere) towns. Particularly where seasonal heat storages are deployed.
(I work with this stuff, so had to post unfunny and factual comment. Sorry.).

Lovely cartoon up there btw.


(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 22:07, archived)
# Ooh that looks good
and surely makes more sense than millions of individual boilers
(, Fri 17 Jun 2022, 22:11, archived)