EP I haven't forgotten the accumulation problem. Levitus has pointed out to a depth of 2,000 meters the oceans warmed by an average of 0.09 ºC over the 55 year span (1955 -2006) of his study but if that 0.09 °C was instantly transferred to the lower 10 kilometers of the atmosphere, it would warm on average 36 °C. This would spell our demise and that of most other species, but fortunately this transference won’t happen all at once. Rather, just as the oceans are slow to warm, it will take a long time for them to cool by giving back the hypothetical 36 degrees to the atmosphere. It is currently believed it will take at least a thousand years for the oceans and the atmosphere to come back into equilibrium. OTEC first converts about 3 percent of this heat continuously to energy (over the period of 1000 years this is 3000%). When this is used some of it will dissipate to space like any other source but OTEC is the only one that first converts the heat that would otherwise destroy us to work. Second it attacks the GHG problem because it is emissions free and supergreen electrolysis sequesters CO2. Third it can expand the 1000 year period it will take for the ocean and atmosphere to come back into equilibrium. The slower this occurs, the less the impact will be.
Interesting you want those not making any money, yet wanting to address the problem, to fund this research. The object of the piece is, it might be in the interest of those that are making the money and creating the problem to finance a solution that not only mitigates the damage they have created, could keep them in the energy game after the fossil fuel era runs out, whatever the reason for that might be.