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It is unfortunate that Meacher doesn't name the sources for his numbers - it makes his quotes unusable in the ongoing ET debate.

This seems to have been timed (but doesn't reference) the latest OECD/IAEA estimate for mineable deposits, which was (again) rather optimistic (but that optimism would be worth little if nuclear would get the high share globally which would make it significant as greenhouse gas emissions reducer).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 05:44:06 PM EST
yes I'd like to know where Meacher got his numbers.  politicians never footnote their speeches :-(

"overcapitalised" seems to me an important concept to add to my list of skeptical memes.  I think it showed up in ericy's discussion of peak oil...  it's a commonality between corporate ag, factory trawlers, and megaproject power gen schemes... capital-intensive in more than once sense;  such schemes are dependent on huge inputs of monetary and energy capital to get started, but they are also net consumers of global capital (energy, biota, the infrastructure of life)... [wanders off looking thoughtful]

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 07:21:05 PM EST
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