Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
but i have solar water and ev panels, so i know something!

the argument between coal and nuclear is a bit like choosing between matches and lighters for our fire needs, both of which reduce valuable resources.

we could get the same fire through lenses and candles, but it seems loopy, out there, (until you think about it!).

same with using renewables. we'd have to change and gear down, competing to cheat entropy as long as possible, instead of accelerating it.

my hope is we'll see the beauty of doing it this way, not act from fear.

my biggest concern about going nuclear is the civil liberties aspect.

it is a path begging for terrorism, orwellian levels of secrecy and security, and very possibly martial law.

it screams top down totalitarianism, (just as renewables whisper the opposite.)

all you need is one more big accident, and or cover-up, and the general public worldwide will break down in fear, by which time a terrible momentum will have built up, economic, logistical and political.

that risk is utmost recklessness, imo.

we should have followed through in the 70's, but the madmen stole the heys, and here we are, on the brink of extinction, with a terrifyingly tiny amount of time to come to our senses.

diaries like this affirm my hope we might survive.
thanks myriad, recommended.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Oct 18th, 2005 at 09:29:37 PM EST

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