The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Conventional U.S. energy planning presumes a ready supply of cheap coal and assumes that mining will continue as it has in the past - in shallow and thick seams. However, as these accessible resources are depleted, thin and deep seams will comprise our remaining resource. It will become more expensive and environmentally damaging to extract coal. This talk discusses future U.S. coal availability, resource estimate reliability, potential environmental damage and technologies to extract it in a more responsible manner.
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