Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I know your focus is energy, but it is only a part of the whole ecological picture.

Even if nuclear should become the dominant way of producing electricity in the next few decades the real problems will still remain. These include overpopulation and resource depletion.

The thing that is most likely to become the first choke point is fresh water, followed by arable land. Just yesterday the WWF released a report on the problems with desalinization. The two biggest issues are the amount of energy required and the disposal of highly concentrated waste water.

Until the world stops being based upon wasteful consumption all steps to keep up with demand will fall short. Nuclear is just another type of bandaid being applied to a festering sore.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 04:46:32 PM EST

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