Tuesday, February 27, 2007
An inconvenient truth about global warming
In light of Al Gore's multiple Oscar victory, I figured it would be important to link to Shlemazl's post about global warming. He states that the only logical solution that currently exists is to look to nuclear power. As a nuclear scientist and expert in the field, he understands what he is talking about. Shlemazl explained how nuclear power is the safest and most efficient form of energy out there. Yet, you will see organizations such as the NRDC oppose all forms of nuclear energy. This is grossly irresponsible. I find it amusing that people such as Al Gore and the NRDC cry about the problems of global warming, while refusing to consider the very obvious solution: nuclear energy! Is there a problem with using oil as the source of fuel: you bet your bippy! It means we are entangled with the worst regimes in the world! We are literally fuelling terror! Is there global warming? Well, without a doubt there's climate change! Are humans responsible? All science says that humans are responsible to at least some degree. But what's Al Gore's solution? Ultimately, it's to cut back on consumption. How is this possible with a growing economy? And how is this effective, when India and China will be using fuel of their own? This thinking is simply the Professor Kurgman school of economics. Yet, are Republicans much better? How many of THEM are advocating nuclear power? Hardly any! They seem to fit the 'stick the head in the sand and hope it goes away' school of thought. There are three basic premises that we should all accept as undeniable FACTS: 1) We will eventually run out of oil; 2) We are currently getting oil from the worst regimes in the world, and literally fuelling terror; and 3) Nuclear energy would take us off the oil addiction (and tie to the worst regimes of the world)... ...Then it's CLEAR what we need to do. And yet somehow nuclear energy has become the third rail of American politics.