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When you are capable of nuggets like this, Richard, I confess I find it difficult to understand why you see the need for gratuitously provocative statements re polar bears and panda's.

FWIW I think a market solution is necessary, but not necessarily markets as we know them, based upon conventional Debt and Equity

As for anti-nuclear activism, I prefer to address the marketistas on the own ground and examine the economics of nuclear vs the rest if we use different financial tools.

I think a long cool look at the total cost over time is overdue using realistic assumptions in respect of likely uranium supply and demand and the costs of decommissioning.

In view of the fact that the "fuel" of tidal, solar and wind energy is free, then in the medium and long term an "asset-based" financing model (ie returning investment capital in energy and thus receiving an interest-free loan in return for the sale of a proportion of future energy production) will come out ahead of nuclear.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Feb 14th, 2007 at 02:16:37 PM EST
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3 parts condescension, 5 parts egotism, 2 parts nether eye.

I've yet to see "wanting humans to die" as a common thread among the hard core greens.  And I don't think I'd come close to fitting into that group.

The conclusions presented are also classic hand waving.  Pretty hopeful assertion that having the northern icecap melt away will have no effect anywhere else.  Or that one year's data mean anything.  But hey, why let a rational analysis derail an agenda..

by HiD on Fri Feb 16th, 2007 at 12:24:36 AM EST
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It seems you haven't bothered to look at the IPCC report summary. The total sealevel increase that can be expected from the arctic icecaps melting (only most of which are floating) is 0.45 meters. That's the same as the increase from all glaciers everywhere melting. And it pales in comparison from Greenland melting.

You know HiD, rational analysis usually depends on some set of facts. As opposed to fears.

by richardk (richard kulisz gmail) on Sat Feb 17th, 2007 at 06:28:28 PM EST
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