Popping in again. Can't read all five new pages of posts since my last visit, but as before, it's clear nothing has changed. A few quickies:
#1. Nuclear power is far and away the best realistic option if we want to avert this slow moving climate disaster. No matter how you slice it, fission reactors are magnitudes safer than anything out there. It is lunacy for the so-called Green movement to fight against them. Yes, they are horribly expensive, but that simply captures the real cost of powering our civilization. You free-marketers should love this b/c it will provide the proper market incentives that are currently masked by using our atmosphere as a free dumping ground.
#2. While I do believe we all need to take personal action to limit our environmental footprint, the fact is, all the personal solar panels
in the world won't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to making a meaningful difference. We need systemic change that can only be driven by strong governments that serve ALL the people, which is a far cry from the current
#3. Until we address the core
issues, which is that our current
economic system is essentially at war with our global ecosystem, nothing will happen.
#4. I am convinced nothing will happen until it's too late to avert serious damage to our civilization. Those with power benefit from the status quo, and have bought our global political system so as to server their needs. They are willing to watch Rome burn, just so long as the quarterly dividends keep rolling in.
So enjoy the discussion. It's lots of fun.