Tuesday, January 23, 2007

For Some, Nuclear Power Is An Inconvenient Truth

Here's Laurie Goodstein from the Toronto Sun:

Let’s assume that Al Gore and, in our country, Stephane Dion, Jack Layton, and (very recently) Stephen Harper and John Baird are right.

Let’s accept that man-made greenhouse gases caused by the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, have brought us to the brink of cataclysmic climate change that threatens humanity.

So, if that’s true, why aren’t our politicians advocating for the only energy source that can stave off disaster without plunging us into a new Dark Age — nuclear power? It is the only practical source of energy we have that produces no greenhouse gases.

Indeed, any politician who says he or she is concerned about global warming, who is not advocating for nuclear power, does not really believe our world faces an imminent threat, no matter what they say publicly.

Rather, they are playing a cynical political game of appearing to be concerned in the hopes of making short-term electoral gains. Why?
Indeed, why? James Lovelock also makes an appearance.

Thanks to Tim at The Black Kettle for the pointer.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone considered storing nuclear waste in outer space? Perhaps in an addition to the space station.