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  •  Piffle. (2+ / 0-)
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    sockpuppet, Norm in Chicago

    If half of the gobs of government/taxpayer money that has been thrown uncritically at nuclear power over the past fifty years had been put toward development and deployment of safe, renewable forms of energy, we'd be cruising along on renewables by about now, as opposed waiting a few decades that it'll take now that the crisis has already arrived. If we'd added in half the subsidies for fossil fuels spent since 1980, we'd be watching those graphs trend downward into the realm of the normal already.

    The idea that the people who have a sane mind in their heads about not using egregiously dangerous technologies when they're unnecessary should be held accountable for the excesses of the society which they warned in good time is idiotic, not scientific.

    Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end.

    by rcbowman on Mon May 07, 2012 at 09:48:05 PM PDT

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    •  Necessary until the fossil fuels are gone (0+ / 0-)

      My counter argument is that as long as coal and oil are burning and dumping C02 into the air, then our existing, already built and fueled nuclear plants are necessary.  Japan will emitt much more C02 now than before.  The nuke plants are necessary.

      They won't be necessary forever, but on the issue of climate change, people have to make a choice to fight C02 or not.

      •  YOu have a point in terms of making use of (0+ / 0-)

        already built and feuled plants.

        --------------- --------------- --------------- "Every part of you belongs to you." -- from a story of Virginia under the Personhood law. Read it here.

        by Fiona West on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:56:19 AM PDT

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