John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Fossil fuels enabled the development of the modern world. Without them humans used other humans and animals to do a much lesser amount of work. Two political systems are private ownership versus no ownership. Which of these are better is hotly debated today even though history has provided clear answers. The western world has allowed itself to come to believe that carbon dioxide, a molecule essential for life, is a pollutant. Is it? The answer will resolve questions of do we continue to use fossil fuels or not. Which system do we use to be more prosperous and respectful of the environment. Here is a short explanation and answer.
John Shanahan, civil engineer: Humanity has made tremendous strides over the last two centuries in energy, medical and other technologies – greatly improving living standards and life spans for billions of people. Meanwhile, far too many foundations and organizations, segments of the media and individuals have tried to prevent progress. They want to keep energy and mineral treasures in the ground and insist that nothing mankind does is safe enough.
Alan Waltar, Nuclear Engineer and Past President of the American Nuclear Society, Wanda Munn, Nuclear Engineer with advanced nuclear technologies, Kenneth Kok, Nuclear Engineer, Fellow - ASME, John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA formulated this message to the White House and Secretary of Energy with recommendations of what needs to be done to keep America strong with nuclear power.
Fear of Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. Is it justified? (Ed Berry, Will Happer, Howard Cork Hayden, Jay Lehr, John Shanahan) USofA29.Dec.2019
Ed Berry, Consulting Atmospheric Physicist, Will Happer, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Princeton University, Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut, Jay Lehr, Geological Engineer and Groundwater Hydrologist, John Shanahan, Civil Engineer with career in nuclear power: This article is written to give everyone a few, clear answers about use of fossil fuels and catastrophic man-made global warming from articles by outstanding scientists in the field and give references to many more authors and articles. Anyone reading and absorbing this very succinct information should know the correct answers about fossil fuels and man-made global warming.