I hate nuclear. The only good place for it is on Titan Saturn's moon there even the leftovers are life (haet). Utah down wind from the A-bomb tests in the '50s. I know a thing or two about cancer and radiation. If the US was to commit to switching from oil to solar for the power source for personal transportation then the price of PV would drop. Volume production. We see eye too eye so far.As the largest source of yellow cake, we mine a lot of it and it is a very pollutting extraction, incredibly large tailings dams of radioactive and arsenic soup. Ask a local aborigine what they feel now thier water system is polluted and the family dies of cancer or poison. It is all mined in very remote areas so no media gets out. Yes nuclear reactors do make power that is efficient so longs as. You don't care to clean up come decommision time, the true costs Are hidden through the military, special laws and the fact no operator is held responsible for any big problems- they are get a free ride- indemnified by government. Here we disscussed a nuclear industry for Australia and the costs were incredible far cheaper to put solAr panels on every home, wind turbines and gas fired plants.
I have thought about those people that will be displaced by rising ocean levels. What is better for everyone? The northern hemisphere covered in ice down the the US Canadian border? Or Bangladesh covered with water? The arctic and antarctic waters are the most productive fisheries in the world what would happen if you cover them with ice so they get no sun? The people that are displaced by rising water can move somewhere else. Cut off the worlds food and everyone dies. Well not everyone but a lot of people do.Anyone who wants global temps to rise might want to think a bit more, ask a bangladeshy what they think is good, or maybe a southern ocean island that been swamped by rising oceans!
That is just about my point. The amount of CO2 given to the air by cooking and SMALL scale iron production is a nonevent as far as CO2 goes. Soot on the other hand.... I watched a discovery channel blip that showed the soot line in a peat bog in England from the industrial revolution. If you can see the soot in the peat bog now you can see the soot in the snow on top of the peak bog then. Big swing in albedo starting runaway melting still going on today? The link posted with arguments about why global worming isn't caused by CO2 and the science that proves it wrong has missed a point. That point is this the worlds climate has A LOT OF INERTIA. You have to push on it for a long time to get it to move. The argument about albedo said that it had been pushing counter to the temp swing from the 1970's on. Well NOW is when I'd expect to start to see a change from that.Just because temp rises started before the steam engine means bugger all, what did people use for heat and cooking or metal smelting for centuries before- trees and coal.
I don't. I watched Al Gore's movie and thought the problem through for my self. The conclusion that I came to was that He was wrong and that it wasn't CO2 that it was albedo. When the temp started going up the CO2 emissions were really small. But the soot was large. What had the bigger effect? My best guess is the soot.Most climate sceptics have a axe to grind because they are paid by the fossil fuel industry, directly or indirectly. A scientist came to my sons school and said the glaciers are not melting at all but growing, who was his last employer- the minerals council of Australia.
What would you say if 99 doctors said you were alright and one said you had a problem? Would you ignore the one and go with the 99? I've got a rare condition that isn't recognized by the medical establishment (yet). I can't eat gluten. It doesn't mix with my Asperger's. 25 doctors have told me it is all in my head and not real. Well when I wnet gluten free the problems went away and when I have it they come back. So I don't listen to them.Say you were diagnosed with cancer by 99 doctors and one said no it's all good, you can keep smoking. Who would you believe? The loner with good news or the realistic 99? Sure we want to feel good but is that realistic? what do you say on your death bed to your children, who you convinced smoking was cool so they got hooked.
Been there done that got the T shirt. I've asked some hard Qs would you think about them pleas?Think about this!