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    Rob in CT, Roadbed Guy

    A few years ago the Sierra Club, which opposes nuclear power, happily took $25 million from one of the natural gas corporations.  Other anti-nuclear environmental groups also are given money via fossil-fuel sponsored think tanks, etc.

    It continually amazes me that we environmentalists believe James Hansen, Jeffrey Sachs, and dozens of other experts on the climate but we reject one of the most important ways of curbing global warming that these experts consider a necessity in reducing CO2 emissions:  nuclear power.

    Without it, the rise in temperature would be happening a lot more rapidly.

    At present nuclear power is the only large-scale, base-load energy provider with an extremely low carbon footprint.

    We need every clean-energy resource to deal with AGW.

    I invite those who prefer wind power over all other energy sources to learn about base-load, and why it will take at least another decade for anything resembling base-load power to be produced by renewables on a significant scale.

    Amory Lovins: "Coal can fill the real gaps in our fuel economy....." IPCC: Anthropogenic greenhouse gases will cause extinction of up to 70% of species by 2050.

    by Plan9 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 12:02:13 PM PDT

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