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  •  But from an environmental justice perspective (1+ / 0-)
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    slathe

    Isn't this still a problem?  After all, solar radiation comes to us from nuclear reactions, and is it really appropriate for us to adopt an "out of sight, out of mind" stance when it comes to the dangerous byproducts of nuclear power?  

    From an environmental justice perspective, isn't this just off-shoring writ large? Is it right and appropriate that we citizens of Earth glean the benefit of nuclear reactions elsewhere, leaving it to others to deal with the inevitable nuclear waste problem? When you think about it, it's a very anthropogenic and arrogant position.

    What of the poor and downtrodden Sunlings and their -- well, let's not dance around it -- global warming problem? What of their hopes and dreams?

    •  Technically, thermo-nuclear reaction (1+ / 0-)
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      Ernest T Bass

      And you make some valid points that need more study.

      Bristol, Bobbi, Christie, get right on it!

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 10:26:29 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for responding (1+ / 0-)
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        kovie

        I was starting to wonder if people were taking me seriously...

        •  The sun's energy is from nuclear fusion (0+ / 0-)

          of hydrogen and helium nuclei combining to make heavier elements.  "Thermo-nuclear" is a old term that didn't distinguish between fission that splits really large nuclei (Uranium, Plutonium, Thorium) and fusion that combines really small nuclei like H and He.  Talk about "global" warming for the Sunlings, much less the problem that there is no where to stand.  Actually, the nuclear fissions of the Earth matter keep the core molten and spinning and produce the magnetic fields that keep the cosmic rays and solar particles from the sun from killing us Earthlings.

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