When nature wants to get at energy, it does not mess around with the carbon cycle: that is about life. Yes it does provide energy, but nature can do a lot lot better.
Albert Einstein postulated E=mC2
Now C2 is about 1.5 x 1024. That is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That is the biggest number I have even written. A lightning bolt only produces 1.2 x 1020 Watts for three seconds: but hey, it is only a partial steam plasma.
Steam plasmas are interesting because the water breaks down into hydrogen and oxygen. And the atoms collide at above the strong atomic force for hydrogen. So the hydrogen ions fuse to form helium. The hydrogen chances off the oxygen shell electrons.
But the hydrogen is stripped down into protons and electrons. And when they collide they form a neutron. There neutrons: bond with more protons, to form deuterium or tritium ions. They have a higher tendency for nuclear fission.
But the 20O forms 21/22O., and that fissions into Be, B, He and then H. We do a matter burn and. So 1 g of water releases our the1.5 x 1024 Watts of power. With no toxic end product. No carbon dioxide –which boosts life. And no fission waste –which kills it.
Fossil fuels are nowhere. A one metre steam plasma tube will release 6 MW of power continuously. And once started draws no current from an external sources.
Hot smokers in the see output steam bubbles into high pressure water. This does molecular nuclear fusion. In this instance we set up a free steam plasma. Think of it as a miniature sun. We support a massive ecosystem away from solar radiation.
Is supports bacteria are doing biological MNF. Which in turn supports the ecosystem. No matter drifting down from above. It is water powered. As we should be. My thanks to Dr. MatZinger who got me thinking about nuclear fusion: I have the training, but I was busy.