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  •  nuclear power cannot save us from global (2+ / 0-)
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    ovals49, Russgirl

    warming.

    It takes much too long to build nuclear plants and while you're building them, you're taking money away from the real solutions that could have a much more immediate impact (wind turbines, solar pv, solar thermal, csp, energy efficiency, etc.) without the attendant risks of nuclear power.

    At this point, while we debate about tar sands, we're going to get runaway global warming. Nuclear power never was the right answer to stop it and as slow as it is to build out, has absolutely no chance now.

    Finally, given that nuclear power requires prodigious amounts of water for cooling, it is a bad thing to rely on when droughts are deeper and more prolonged, when 100 year floods happen every 10 years and when the earth's seismic activity is expected to increase.

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