End of a dream as the nuclear power industry dies

Atomic Power

Summary: After decades of promises about its potential, the window of opportunity is closing for nuclear power. Hated by the Left despite its carbon-free generation of electricity, their opposition plus decades of utilities' screw-ups have weakened it. New energy tech -- renewables and fracking -- appears to be finishing it off. The prediction of "too … Continue reading End of a dream as the nuclear power industry dies

We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima.

Summary: Like obedient peons Americans fear what they're told to fear (no matter how bogus), and remain blind to obvious dangers. Unfortunately our "good sheep" policy might not work well for us, or for our children. For example, events at Fukushima might turn ugly. Too bad we do not demand accurate reports about the situation, … Continue reading We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima.

Let’s watch the oceans die while we worry about other things!

Summary: While we worry about other things, including the possible fate of the world in 2100, the oceans are dying. Dying right now. The world's oceans were suffering from pollution and overfishing, destroying the major fisheries. Now we administer another blow, with radiation from the Fukushima reactors flowing into the Pacific. Here we look at … Continue reading Let’s watch the oceans die while we worry about other things!

How can we save the world from climate change?

Summary: Today we continue our year-end speculations. Here we look at the steps necessary to save the world from the effects of CO2-caused climate change. The often-hysterical tone of much commentary about shockwaves -- low probability, high impact scenarios -- makes me wonder about these people's sincerity. How much of their comments reflect genuine fear, … Continue reading How can we save the world from climate change?