sloughter,To suggest as you do that no new energy fields would develop in the next few decades to a century that would make hot fusion irrelevant is specious reasoning.
NOT AT ALL!! Evidently you evidently can NOT or won't do the calculation of how much energy
is available via hot fusion.
First - there's no such thing as "new energy". We know and can account for ALL the potential energy
sources. Some like nuclear fusion - we don't know how to tap yet - but we know how many atoms
of deuterium there are; and we know how much energy we can get from fusion.
We know how much energy there is in sunshine. We know how much energy there is in wind.
You can calculate the energy potential. The fact that you make the specious arguments that you
do tells me that you have NOT done the calculation. You are either unwilling or unable to calculate
the true energy potential available - so you resort to nonsensical handwaving.
Yes - I know how much energy there are in storms like hurricanes. Did you actually "think" you
were telling me something I don't already know?
Dr. Gregory Greenman