Here's an article from the Independent (link) about global warming and James Lovelock (the guy who came up with the Gaia hypothesis). After looking at hard data and recent trends, Lovelock is convinced that there's not enough time left to piddle around with renewable energy such as wind, solar, tides, etc. In Lovelock's opinion, the only thing that will slow global warming is for us to convert to nuclear fission power, the quicker the better.
Of course, all the environmental idiots are up in arms, because to them, "nuclear power" is the worst of all naughty words. Never mind that nuclear fission is far more environmentally friendly than the coal, oil, gas, etc. that it would be replacing. Never mind that hydroelectric power has killed many more people and done much more damage than nuclear, by several orders of magnitude. Never mind that one of the greatest minds in environmental science says that the choice is nuclear power or worse environmental damage through global warming. None of that matters. Better that the world should go to hell, than that we should build even one additional nuclear power plant.
Pshaw! They sound exactly like members of the Bush Administration. Never mind the facts, never mind sense, make all your decisions according to doctrine.
Now, doctrine is one thing in politics...makes it fun to watch, if nothing else. But I wish these fools would keep their doctrine away from science. Knee-jerk reactions and preconceived opinions have no place in science.
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