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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Defeating Climate Change with the Nuclear Option



Friends, I've written before about how leftists are now supporting lawsuits against energy companies to punish them for "causing" climate change.  The theory is that they should be held liable for anticipated damages that climate change will create in the future.  This is a mighty weak legal argument on any number of levels, but in my latest article I roll out what I consider to be a very intriguing counterargument.  Could environmentalists themselves be held responsible for climate change, based on their vehement and irrational opposition to nuclear power, which, if it had been allowed to reach its full potential, could have drastically reduced overall carbon emissions?  Consider the case of France, which produces 75% of its electricity via nuclear power, and which as a result posts very low per capita carbon emissions, and exports electricity to neighboring countries that eschew icky nuclear plants.  The key takeaway is this: if you want rational, balanced solutions to our need for energy, and our need to protect the environment, environmentalists are the last people who you should look to...  Their track record is poor, to say the least, and their predictive powers are miserable.

Read more about it in TownHall:

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2018/03/14/environmentalists-may-be-the-biggest-climate-culprits-of-all-n2460411

P.S. For those of you who are thinking about Chernobyl or Fukushima, consider the fact that, despite these alarming incidents, nuclear power, mainly by reducing pollution, has already saved millions of lives.

2 comments:

  1. Dr.Waddy: Yours is an original and creditable proposal. Lets confront them in their chosen setting - the "Sagitaria"; those of transcendent wisdom who "justly" command the ignorant. The trouble for them is that, thanx to President Trump, the presence in the federal courts of ever increasing numbers of those aware of and respectful of the vital role of tested accumulated wisdom and consequent precedent in our painfully proven legal system is growing apace. You said "then along came the environmentalists". But I'd suggest they were but a rump faction of a generation unprecedented in its overwhelming numbers (our parents were very glad to have won WWII - very glad!)and convinced by its merely mathematical but admittedly profound effect on our culture that it is unquestionably correct. Confront them fearlessly I say, on any viable ground. They have endless disdain but little courage.

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  2. Quite right, Monsieur Jacques -- the environmentalists are but a subset of a much wider authoritarian/totalitarian/utopian movement. They use whichever arguments work on the huddled masses, and since everyone likes flowers and puppies, well...

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