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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Debate Wanted

On the one hand, Amory Lovins, Joseph Romm, et al. assure us that we don’t need nuclear energy, that negawatts and solar will suffice and, on the other hand, Naomi Klein tells us that we must rethink capitalism instead.

Putting it together, they're claiming that solar, etc. beats nuclear fission and that totalitarianism beats solar … except that the claim that totalitarianism beats nuclear fission is obvious nonsense.


Blogger John A said...

While I think wind and solar should go back to the laboratory (or lavoratory, as I first mis-keyed) there may be a wierd downside to nuclear if too widely used. Not long after the collapse of the USSR automated lighthouses became targeted by [metal] scavengers, who were unaware that that the power was supplied by on-site mini-reactors. Tiny amounts of radioactives, true, bur potentially bad news.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Vader said...

John, just think of it as natural selection in action.

10:11 AM  

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