September 4, 2007

Nuclear energy is the solution

Why waste time trying to "clean up" coal and gas, when nuclear energy is already cleaner in terms of CO2 and easier to deal with in terms of overall waste? Radioactive byproducts do not pose a threat to the global environment, and they are vastly more compact, as they aren't in gaseous form. It should be cheaper to build storage facilities for nuclear waste, and it gives us much greater benefits in terms of CO2 reduction than coal scrubbers. Overall, the potential health hazard from radiatioactive waste is miniscule compared to the threat from global warming. And yet, the greens still oppose nuclear. Why? Because pretending to care is right. They don't actually want to solve the problem. They just want to be able to berate everyone else and feel self-righteous.

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