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Nevertheless, billions of tons of coal, billions of tons of oil, billions of tons of biomass are burned every day, and the number of people who are calling for "soot phaseouts" with the same passion as people who are calling for "nuclear phaseouts," is vanishingly small.

Maybe you should write in excruciating detail some diaries on the most common components of soot and smoke, that would have more impact than your nuclear diaries.

The nuclear debates are some of the saddest I see on dKos, as nobody is convincing anybody on the other side of anything else.

But in a sense they are irrelevant. What we need are coal diaries. Unending diaries on the evil of coal as an energy.

Instead, we get diatribes against the ugly windmills that spoil the view and killed a bat, 3 years ago.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 8th, 2007 at 03:53:09 PM EST
Jerome, I believe that all of my nuclear diaries are in effect coal diaries, since they insist on comparisons between the two options.

Although I am relatively new at DKos, I have posted extensively at other websites, notably Democratic Underground.   I am reasonably well satisfied that I have convinced a great many people that the anti-nuclear positions is identical with the pro-coal position.   I have received many notes both public and private over the years suggesting that my efforts have been worthwhile.

That's why I do it.

by NNadir on Mon Jan 8th, 2007 at 04:09:44 PM EST
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But making viciously factual diaries about coal would thus be the best argument for nuclear (by simple symmetry...)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 8th, 2007 at 05:34:23 PM EST
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It would be nice to get some folks to visit, too, with expertise in wood-fired electric plants, alcohol-powered cars, etc:

Here is an article on two potential breakthroughs on ethanol powered cars; the inventors and the writer do not appear to be visionary fruitcakes:


Maybe we could get people like this to visit also.

"When the abyss stares at me, it wets its pants." Brian Hopkins

by EricC on Mon Jan 8th, 2007 at 04:29:33 PM EST
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Also as one of the extra hidden elephants for global warming - especially for the already vulnerable arctic areas.


by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon Jan 8th, 2007 at 05:15:50 PM EST
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