Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists
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Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists
They have a point...

Quote:Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, some of the world's leading conservation biologists have warned.

Rising demand for energy will place ever greater burdens on the natural world, threatening its rich biodiversity, unless societies accept nuclear power as a key part of the "energy mix", they said. And so the environmental movement and pressure groups such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace should drop their opposition to the building of nuclear power stations.

In an open letter to be published next month in the journal Conservation Biology, more than 65 biologists, including a former UK government chief scientist, support the call to build more nuclear power plants as a central part of a global strategy to protect wildlife and the environment.

The full gamut of electricity-generation sources, including nuclear power, must be used to replace the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas if the world is to have any chance of mitigating severe climate change, their letter says.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scienc...55997.html
2015 Jan 05 19:17
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RE: Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists
I have much more faith in the atom than in the human factor that tries to control it.


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2015 Jan 06 01:10
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RE: Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists
The Finnish astronomer Esko Valtaoja has said plenty of dumb shit after he became a money-grubbing publicity whore, but one of the wiser things he said back he was an actual scientist was the observation that the worst consequence of the Chernobyl disaster was turning the public opinion against nuclear power. The opposition to nuclear power is basically grandstanding, emotionalism and moral hypocrisy -- in other words "green" politics in a nutshell.

I like to look at the human self-model as a neurocomputational weapon, a certain data structure that the brain can activate from time to time.

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RE: Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists
Russia and India are on the righteous path then.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Put...21401.html

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