^Heh. Well, it's Marathon and I've had games where the world has gone to hell on pollution alone - even without nukes. I'm pretty sure we'll be covered in desert in no time. Still, a novel idea Furthermore, I don't think we have hammers to spare on nuking the sea when we have an enemy as huge as this to tackle. They will most likely start planning a war immediately after the forced peace runs out so we have to prepare our attacks so that we strike before them. I have no idea how many "rounds" of wars this will take but it seems plausible for now as the first strike did have a devastating effect on their empire as far as power rating and their game plan goes. You know what's the most miserable thing? They now have the tools to build nukes and with their production bonuses I'm sure death will rain on our land as soon as the next war starts. We're nowhere near Laser... or atleast near enough so that we could reliably make our way there before the next war. As far as Charlemagne and his research goes; We gave him the order to research Bio way way way before we got to the point that it became important for us to research it. His BPT is horrible and there's no way he can come up with anything that will make a difference (research times are some 100 turns on average for any given tech).