Robert Bryce writes on energy, politics and other topics - There is a clash between the pro-nuclear New Guard Greens, many of whom call themselves “ecomodernists,” and the anti-nuclear Old Guard Greens, led by groups like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. These "green" "environmentalists" are out to "save the world" some times without regard for humanity. EFN-International and EFN-USA define an environmentalist as ordinary people who are respectful of the environment.
Katie Mohr, manufacturing.net - This report shows projected world energy use for coal, oil, natural gas, renewables, hydro and nuclear out to 2035, including modest growth for nuclear power. All energy sources require sound management, design, operations, and maintenance to minimize accidents. Plentiful energy is important to maintain modern standards of living and to improve the standard of living for the poorer half of the world. This can help the environment, nature and biodiversity.
Katie Mohr, manufacturing.net - This report shows projected world energy use for coal, oil, natural gas, renewables, hydro and nuclear out to 2035 with modest growth for nuclear power. The intense debate of catastrophic man-made global warming has to face reality and follow the Scientific Method. The predicted catastrophes of global warming are man-made. One glance at these forecasts for fossil fuels shows that these levels of energy use can continue only with fossil fuels. Nuclear must grow and be well managed.
Tom Hartsfield - As the supply of fissile uranium dwindled in natural nuclear reactors in Africa, the regulated fission gradually died down and the sites cooled off. The waste products of that reaction were sealed into the ground. The leftover uranium is actually not very useful for building nuclear weapons. This natural design is at once fundamentally similar to our own reactor designs and totally different in its precise details. But its philosophical importance is very clear. We needn't fear that we are doing the unnatural by harnessing nuclear fission to produce power. Nature itself has run nuclear reactors for a thousand times longer than we have even known the secrets of their power.