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It's exactly like hating market economists yet still being worried about a market failure they're predicting. There's not a whiff of contradiction in disconnecting something objectively real from the people who distort it to push their own agenda.
So how about it, why don't you stop cheering on the end of human civilization and possibly humanity and try to think of solutions to the problem? Because up to now, environmentalists have been part of the problem (anti-nuclear activism) more than the solution.
For the record, I'm not too worried about global warming since peak oil and the collapse of the American empire should greatly ameliorate the situation. And once the marketistas are permanently out of power, progress should be swift.
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"
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..
You know HiD, rational analysis usually depends on some set of facts. As opposed to fears.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
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