Don Bogard, radio-geochemistry, nuclear geochemistry, planetary science: This article is another scientist's opinion on use of fossil fuels and what will be required for a transition when fossil fuels eventually run out or if governments decide to force abandonment of these energy resources that have created the modern world. He makes a very important conclusion: "Any significant change to the US power infrastructure MUST be a measured and long-term endeavor." There are several reasons for the long transition time: a) We don't have the technical ability to build nuclear plants that fast. b) We must establish used nuclear fuel reprocessing, mainly to save the unused 99% of nuclear energy from the ore. Don't put it back in the ground "forever." c) We must establish standard ways of storing the remaining radioactive waste. d) Nuclear power should only be used in countries with stable governments, strong economies, good education systems, well developed industries to perform some of the maintenance operations. e) We must develop additional nuclear power technologies besides the very large Light Water Reactors of the past. Don Bogard understands these needs. Too many outside the nuclear power profession wrongfully claim that the whole world can be owning and operating nuclear plants in fifty or one hundred years. In reality, it will be several centuries, maybe longer. We must have wise energy planning for the whole world NOW. That must include fossil fuels for generating electricity, not abandoning them for wind and solar.
Howard Lowe, geologist and environmentalist: This book attempts to reach the broad public to explain the history of climate change and influence fossil fuels have on climate. It is recommended reading for everyone, whether you are a climate change alarmist or not. The planet's geological and climate history is fascinating. We don't know of any such beautiful and wonderful place for life in the universe. Best if we understand it and make the right decisions to support humanity, the environment and wildlife.
Howard Lowe, geologist and environmentalist: For more than a hundred thousand years man has developed into a sophisticated creature, one with ever increasing scientific ‘know how’. Even after landing on the Moon man still dreams of worlds far beyond Earth and the Moon, and plans journeys into deep space. In preparation, he studies all manner of sciences to increase his knowledge of this home planet. One such effort deals with studies Earth’s past and present climates, and lastly prediction of future climates.
Thomas Wysmuller, Meteorologist. Chair, Oceanographic Section, 2016 World Congress on Oceans. Founding member of NASA's TRCS Climate Group in Houston, Texas: This is a clip briefly explaining why sea level rise is not only difficult to measure, but why the answers are inconsistent too!