In September 2008, the 1997 physics Nobel prize winner Dr Steven Chu has made a calculation of the optimal gasoline price in the U.S. He published his findings in the Wall Street Journal:
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."
Which one is more difficult?
- Traversing the northwest passage in completely unknown conditions through ice floes in an unpowered wooden vessel with no lights, heat, communications, maps or any other contact with the outside world.
- Traversing the northwest passage through ice floes being continuously monitored by satellites in a climate controlled motor boat with Internet, phones, radios, GPS, sonar, radar, continuously updated weather forecasts and ice forecasts, spotlights, supplies being flown in, HBO, Youtube, World of Warcraft, television …..