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Wisdom of CrowdsNext week I'll be interviewing journalist William Tucker and seek the assistance of Notes readers: any suggested questions I should ask the author of Terrestrial Energy? You can leave your questions for Mr. Tucker in the comments or email them here.

Thanks for your help.

Comments

Mike Sivertsen said…
Please ask Mr. Tucker when he will boost his credibility by removing the completely false statement, "The world is threatened by global warming," from his web site's intro movie.

He may wish to read Lord Monckton's October 16, 2008, open letter to John McCain to assist in this action.

An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/an_open_letter_from_the_viscou_1.html
Kirk Sorensen said…
Tucker's written a great book--I highly recommend it.
BILL HANNAHAN said…
You could ask Mr. Tucker how he feels about disposing of waste under deep seabed mud, at least until advanced reactors are developed. Simple, cheap, reliable, safe and an answer to the complaint that we do not have a solution to the waste “problem”.

The oklo experience shows that actinides move very little, even with moving groundwater, and there is so much radioactive material in the oceans from natural sources that any leakage would be essentially harmless.
Anonymous said…
He'll be speaking at The Heritage Foundation next Tuesday for anyone in the area.

http://www.heritage.org/press/events/ev102808a.cfm

Also, Widsdom of Crowds is a great book.
Anonymous said…
"disposing of waste under deep seabed mud, at least until advanced reactors are developed. Simple, cheap, reliable, safe and an answer to the complaint that we do not have a solution to the waste “problem”."

Also violates some international agreements and treaties, but who cares?

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