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Direct substition of dirty power

how, after fukushima et al, you can still cling to a belief that nukes are clean in any way shape or form is as mysteriously wrong-headed as are your claims that PV, wind etc are delusional.

impasse? look at the economic forces pushing for more nukes, look at those like Jerome pushing for really clean solutions. which camp do you belong in?

it's not 1950, we are not fooled by the pseudo-promise of nuclear, we have a quarter of the world's nukes here in Europe already, you want more, lots more, when the ones they are building already are always astronomically over budget, there is no agreed safe way to dispose of the waste, and the sheer energy/risk needs for the next hundreds of thousands of years keeping them chilled will probably outweigh the needs people have for other things.

more new nukes to power the chilling of the old nukes.

redefines the term 'vicious cycle', what could possibly go wrong(er)?

every penny spent on nukes takes us farther away from the world we could create, where citizens can marry their needs with those of their environment.

we are already indebting our descendents economically in our insanely entitled profligacy and denial about our consumption patterns, but economic debt pales before the debt of suffering we will bequeath to them sprinkling more nukes around their landscape.

i agree with your loathing of coal, but the rest, no matter how sincerely you may feel what you do, rings as off-the-map self-destructive a strategy as building more coal plants.

i can't understand how anyone can still believe nuke propaganda, after all the lies and cover-ups, unless they are contrarian-for-its-own-sake, or have some financial investment in pushing this nightmarish technology which may present well on paper, but it should be patently obvious by now to all but the wilfully blind that we all-too-fallible humans are nowhere near the level of carefulness or responsibility to make happen right here.

the EROI is unquantifiable seeing how long these beasts take to die, and how much it costs to embalm them, so no nuke advocate should ever dare to describe this technology as economically justifiable, the data just isn't there!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 08:43:30 AM EST
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