Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Discuss: 79

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If fusion is ever harnessed, there will be an abundance of energy. Worldwide changes would occur in the oil/gas industries, both economic and political. One can hope there would be peace in the Middle East. In a related effect, global warming would be dramatically reduced. The products of fusion would also lead to an abundance of heavier elements - let's hope that those with the fusion reactors learn to share the wealth.
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