Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Even The Biggest Crybabies Can Learn

We need Nuclear Electrical Generation.

We need it now and we should have more than enough! But, we do not and once again our entire society is paying the price for allowing ourselves to be swayed by the soft in the head ideas of the granola crunching hemp cloth and Birkenstock bunch.

From the Sierra Club and all the pseudo-science mongerers in that camp to the anti-war / anti-nuke Libcomsimps who took such gleeful pride in accusing us all of not caring enough about the planet and not knowing what’s good for us…. The whole bunch were so self righteously pleased with themselves when governments started cutting back on development plans that included nuclear power plants. Well the smug bastards of that day are mostly now parents and homeowners and business people who want to live in the suburbs and drive their cars, minivans and SUVs everywhere. With houses to heat and kids to feed and bills to pay…they need power to keep it up and they are paying right along with the rest of us. Well, that’s not really a surprise is it?

So guess who is now singing the praises of the benefits of Nuclear Power??

Well now it’s the guys who started the whole explosion in eco-politics….

Excerpted from TerraBlog:

“ Patrick Moore, who as a co-founder of Greenpeace began his environmental career protesting nuclear energy, now feels that nuclear power is the key to fighting climate change: “ …..

Remember when the Peace movement kind of died out in the post Vietnam era?

Then the "Movementarians" started to splinter off into various areas of pre-occupation. You had the political correctness bunch wagging fingers and clucking tongues at just about any institution or cultural habit that could possibly imply that everyone isn't necessarily included in the big happy group hug of non-discriminatory inclusiveness. The animal-rights bunch out to save whales, owls, bunny rabbits and circus animals. And the big time scammers in the "Environmental" movement ready to tell us that the sky was indeed falling and scaring the pants off little old ladies and impressionable children on any number of topics.

Well back then these guys were all over the Nuclear power issue with their pseudo- science and hysterical claims and were successful in two things:

1) They bilked a lot of people out of a lot of money that was used to promote their POV and to line their own pockets.

2) They effectively stopped development of nuclear power through their campaigns and forced governments into wrong headed power management programs that we are now paying a big price for.

Well, what’s done is done now maybe the rest of the grownups can get back to finding solutions to problems and building the infrastructure that is needed by everyone.



Anonymous Mac said...

Out here on the Left Coast, we've reached and bypassed the capacity of our hydro-electric dams. No new hydro projects are planned because the EnviroNazis want to save every tree.

Now things are getting interesting. Some EnviroNazis want "wind power" supplemented by current hydro. Others said wind generation kills birds and disfigures the pristine forests. They're busily quoting questionable reports and compiling bizarre statistics, each pushing their own agenda to the Nth degree.

So the government is looking at so-called "clean burn" coal and/or natural gas plants. Nuclear sounds like a decent option compared to either of these to my consideration.

4/19/2006 3:37 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Yeah I read some nonsense about birds getting coaught in the vanes of the windmills...its total BS the vanse move so slow any bird can avoid them ..and they do!

Large scale wind generation is a non starter...small local plants are refered to as micro-generation cells have potential to run a community or an industrial complex but only if a reliable source is also available.
Coal is economically viable but produces sulfur and there is no current process to remove the sulphur that is economical.

Burning anything for electricity is just too dirty or expensive and getting more expensive all the time.
Coastal regions have the potential to use tidal power..but the cost and engineering challenges are huge.
In the end...every source must be exploited and developed and we have a very reliable technology that is cost effective ....Its Nuclear.

4/19/2006 5:42 p.m.  
Blogger James Aach said...

You might be interested to know that Stewart Brand, the founder of The Whole Earth Catalog mentioned in the linked article above, has also endorsed a techno-thriller novel of nuclear power by a longtime industry insider (me). This story serves as a lay person's guide to the good and the bad of this power source. (There's plenty of both.) The book is available at no cost to readers at - and they seem to like it, judging from their comments on the homepage.

4/19/2006 6:37 p.m.  
Blogger Duke said...

Good post. I am all for Nuclear. Eventually we may have fusion reactors and that is when the eh-rabs can drink their oil. We don't need it anymore.

5/03/2006 11:24 a.m.  

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