Stop Building New Carbon Infrastructure by 2018

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Thom - this is FYI. A Hard Deadline: We Must Stop Building New Carbon Infrastructure by 2018 - by Stephen Leahy July 2, 2018 LINK: A Hard Deadline: We Must Stop Building New Carbon Infrastructure by 2018 | This Changes Everything

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A great article. But as usual these articles never talk about what are we going to replace carbon infrastructure with or often make vaque platitudes to the usual "renewables" fable.

The reality is only nuclear energy is capable of replacing fossil fuels. So what Socolow is effectively stating, and correctly stating, is we must begin a massive buildout of Nuclear power - right now.

http://bravenewclimate.com/2015/07/27/sustaining-the-wind-p1/

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I thought it was interesting in that it gives an accessible sesnse of the timeline. We really are cooked for at least 100 years because the roll-back would take that long - at this juncture, anyway.

As for nuclear - well, tons of problems there, as we well know. Look at Fukishima.

We have to keep trying to figure out solutions but the more one goes into the stats, it's startling to realize how fast this is coming down on us.

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Whining about some mickey mouse Fukushima event that didn't even kill one person is NOT Taking Climate Change seriously. It always amazes me how people state how terrible the climate change problem is - and it is - and then as soon as the N-word is mentioned its "well there really is no hurry", "why take a chance on a couple of deaths", "what's the rush?".

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Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdown... REALLY... a micky mouse event. People whose lives have been forever changed wouldn't call it micky mouse event. The fishermen, the farmer and the rest of the civilian population. Their livlihood has been turned upside down and violently shaken apart.

That's a micky mouse event? Wow!!

I wouldn't place too much emphasis on nuke. ROI on nuke is not that good. No one wants to insure it for starters.

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Yep a mickey mouse event in the grand scheme of world energy, in which coal, oil, gas & biomass actually kill 7 million people every year. And climate change could easily kill over a billion more. With vast losses of land due to salination, rising sea levels, giant hydro reservoirs and coal strip mines, An expensive disaster FUKU, but no one died, the effects are trivial compared to what is going on worldwide. And FUKU is an easy fix, in fact all GenIII reactors, the ones being built now, are passively cooled.

In fact replacing nuclear in Japan with mostly imported fossil fuels has already effectively killed 14 thousand people and the tsunami actually killed 20 thousand people, now that is not mickey mouse.

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Trump Briefs His Buddies at Mar-A-Lago but Not Congress - WHAT?!

Thom plus logo Donald Trump refused to brief the only branch of government that has the power to make war about his attack on Iranian General Soleimani.
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