John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Individuals with science degrees (John Holdren, Tom Cochran, Michael Mann, Jim Hansen, etc.), organizations with science in their name (national academies of science), universities, organizations with misleading names (Natural Resources Defense Council), actors, main stream media, and politicians have been working since the 1970s to have the world stop using fossil fuels. This would set humanity back to lifestyles and life expectancies of the Middle Ages or at least back to the 1800s when there was much slavery and horse manure.
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Many people say that we must get rid of meats, modern agriculture and fossil fuels because they produce "a pollutant," carbon dioxide. This idea is abhorrent to many. It will kill billions of people and stop modern civilization dead in its tracks. Carbon dioxide is non-toxic at any historic atmospheric level. It is an essential molecule of life. At allaboutenergy.net, we want to keep using fossil fuels, modern agriculture, etc. We want clean water, air and land. We want to preserve wilderness, wildlife habitat and biodiversity. We don’t need cities and farms everywhere, killing off most wildlife, having only mono-culture farms across the planet. We want nuclear energy as soon as possible for everyone qualified to use it.
Willie Soon is an astrophysicist, David Legates is a climatologist and professor of geography: When Erik the Red first arrived in Greenland, the fertile land was perfect for farming. Within a few centuries, the thriving Viking settlements had been wiped out by global cooling. The Little Ice Age has been scientifically identified. Since about 1850 the earth has been in a warming period.
What is the role of carbon dioxide in warming? The best available records of temperature and atmospheric CO2 over the past 650,000 years indicate that the earth's temperature always rises first, followed by a rise in carbon dioxide. A warmer earth leads to increased levels of CO2—and not the other way around.
Michel Gay: La réalité aujourd'hui, c'est 69 réacteurs nucléaires en construction dans le monde, tandis que 439 autres en activité représentent une puissance électrique de 378 GW , soit trois fois la puissance électrique totale installée en France qui est d'environ 125 GW . Le secteur de l'énergie nucléaire représente la troisième industrie nationale française.