I’d note the Murdoch press has gone into a “pro-nuclear” frenzy this week. The OZ and Herald Sun are wall-to-wall “go nuclear”.]]>
Valcav has some really excellent articles and book – well worth a read of his work.]]>
@Tim – thanks for the link – very interesting! We can add steel production to the list of reasons (economic, climate, health…)why burning coal is a dumb idea.]]>
Then there’s the excellent argument provided by Vaclav Smil, that coal is in reality too important for steel production to be used as a fuel anyway [ http://www.vaclavsmil.com/wp-content/uploads/docs/smil-article-20090917-iron-age.pdf ]. Put simply, without coal and our current wasteful attitude of steel (how often do we see train cars and beams left out to rust?) means that the life of our great-grand children will be radically different to that we know and we’re far too complacent about this changing world (both environmentally and resource availability).
Nice post Megan! We certainly need to make this point as loud as possible.]]>
(Must be something to do with growing up with Star Trek.)]]>