Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Goodness of Nuke Power?

"We understand that today's nuclear plants are far from perfect."

 -- Final quote on paper advocating pursuing nuclear power because it's the only way to forstal global warming/global cooling/cool change. Writers: James Hansen, a former top NASA scientist; Ken Caldeira, of the Carnegie Institution; Kerry Emanuel, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Tom Wigley, of the University of Adelaide in Australia.

It's an odd paper presented by the four global warming experts.  They basically stand and admit that recyclable energy is nowhere near the point of helping to turn the tide and prevent the terrible future of global warming.

So, plan B?  Keep nuke power turned on....for the seeable future.  They don't exactly advocate building more nuke plants, but it's hard to see any alternate build-up if you turn off the evil coal-plants, and want to keep the lights turned on.

I'm guessing a fair sized proportion of the green culture will read the report....feel shocked that they were deceived into believing that the anti-nuke power stance and global warming culture.....aren't walking hand-in-hand toward the future.

The blunt truth?  Go and attend any car show of the past two years and note the number of battery cars on display.  The car industry is moving toward battery the belief that someone will buy them, produce the power necessary to charge them, and be happy over the future direction.  They aren't idiots.

Somewhere out there.....there has to be a magic number of wattage being talked about and an increase in electrical production down the line.  If you buy less gasoline.....there's some electrical power upsurge that will be required.  Will it come from magic beans, alien pyramid platforms, or some yet-to-be-developed technology?

Reality is a tough thing to accept.....if you think about it long enough.

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