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    electricity to prevent further use of nuclear power. But it won't come to that.
    However, I think the nuclear industry is disingenuous. This is not an either/or forced choice scenario. Just because global warming is horrible, doesn't mean we have to choose to make more messes. There are rational, scientific approaches that could have been used, and have been rejected all down the line as too expensive. Everyone has big, low mileage SUV's. Power plants avoid upgrading (or maintaining) emmision control equipment. The list goes on and on.

    And those new nuclear industry lobbyists are neither of them truly concerned in the least with global warming, as far as I can tell. As for Patrick Moore,

    In 2006 he addressed a Biotechnology Industry Organization conference in Waikiki saying,....that global warming and the melting of glaciers is "positive" because it creates more arable land and the use of forest products drives up demand for wood and spurs the planting of more trees.

    And Christine Whitman  was the head of EPA when the US pulled out of the Kyoto treaty, IIRC. And did nothing tangible to deal with CO2 emissions, did she?

    So their crocodile tears about CO2 and global warming are, to me, not credible. They make great theater for the environmentalists they appear to hold in complete disdain.

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