What boneheads. There are no technological hurdles to overcome if they really
wanted to shut down all fossil fuel power plants. The most modern nuclear
reactors emit no CO2, can be designed to use little to no water for power
production, and can use weapons grade nuclear material to generate more power.
Plus, nuclear fuel rods are recyclable, meeting the most basic definition of
Just another power grab attempt for those who want to control the rest of the
world while they refuse to limit their use of energy, just do as I say not as I
do seems to be the mantra. To think that a "trace" gas has all the
power to control and change our weather is beyond understanding. It is too bad
that there is not more money spent on real science rather than what we are
seeing among the scientific community to go where the dollars are and then try
to limit the debate on the other side.
This is sad commentary from the leaders of the G7. Experimental data shows there
has been no warming of the planet for 17 years during a time when the increase
in atmospheric carbon dioxide has been at its highest rate--averaging 2 parts
per million per year. This pause in warming may go on for more decades.With present technology we don't have the energy sources to replace
fossil fuels at a cost that most of the world can afford. Lack of cheap energy
is the reason we have widespread global poverty--one and one-half billion
don't have access to electricity.Solar and wind require large
land areas--6 acres per Megawatt for solar and 50 acres per Megawatt for wind.
When you start letting these sources replace most of fossil fuel energy you
notice all your land is used up for this purpose. These sources are also
expensive and unreliable. Back-up energy sources are needed or some form of
storage.Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is an airborne
fertilizer that increase crop yields and makes then more drought resistant.James H. Rust, professor of nuclear engineering
Climate vision?If the G7 were filled with honest leaders, there
would be no world poverty.And we're to believe them about
climate change?People are not fooled.