re: #176 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀
The helium crisis is no joke. It was foreseen years ago. This article is from 2015: peakscientific.com
Demand has exceeded the known supply — principally natural gas deposits. Aside from party balloons, the He shortage will also affect scientific research, specifically cryogenics and fusion research.
Ironically, if we had working fusion reactors, they could be used to make He from hydrogen.