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Why are the Global Warming Alarmists Deniers of Nuclear Power?

No emissions, unlike even natural gas power plants. Japan has 8, tiny Switzerland has 6, how many in the US? All ancient and inefficient, like the ONE in California. I would like to add one thing about terrorism. Nuclear reactor containment walls are strong enough to withstand a jet plane traveling 650 mph which only leave a small dent in the concrete. Three Mile Island did leak a tiny amount of radioactive gas, but less than the natural amount of radon which is underneath many homes. No injury to plants, animals, humans from Pennsylvania, or any other US reactor. I can't answer for the inept Russians.

Asked By: Mark H - 10/10/2007
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You don't get it. Yes, nuclear power is clean and safer than a car ride to work... More
Answered By: Mr Jello - 10/10/2007
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I don't think they all are.. Some would really embrace nuclear power (I would. And, I am a "Global Warming Alarmist". I find the current LACK of alarm to be the most incredibly stupid INACTION of our time... More
Answered By: Andrew Wiggin - 10/10/2007
 
We aren't. At least, not all of us are. I think nuclear power is the best option available to us to combat the energy crisis. I really wish folks would stop making ridiculous generalizations about large and diverse groups of people of which they know precisely nothing.
Answered By: EnragedParrot - 10/10/2007
 
I'm a global warming realist, and I don't "deny" nuclear power - rather a hard thing to deny, wouldn't you agree... More
Answered By: Twilight - 10/10/2007
 
Algore, who used to like Nuke power now says it will not increase significantly. I think he is averse now because Nuke will do nothing for his Carbon trading operations and bussiness. He has already told The EU what will happen here in the US after the next election and its basically about forcing the US into mandatory... More
Answered By: vladoviking - 10/10/2007
 
More nuclear plants sound good to me.
Answered By: J.J. - 10/10/2007
 
I think alarmist should be used for someone who worries about something that hasn't been proved to be a real problem. virtually all credible scientists, that aren't working for the oil companies, are agreed that global warming is real and will be a global problem in the near future... More
Answered By: chaos_59 - 10/10/2007
 
All 'global warming alarmists' are different, this 'alarmist' accepts the neccesity for them, most 'alarmists' do, In fact, traditionally it has nothing to do with 'alarmists'. It was more the preserve of environmentalists before global warming was so high on the agenda... More
Answered By: John Sol - 10/10/2007
 
Like, Andrew wrote, don't give up on Nuclear Power... More
Answered By: baypointmike - 10/10/2007
 
I see where you're coming from, and environmental alarmists or people in general don't want another scare like Three-Mile-Island or Chernobyl, or the one we had in PA. There were too many scares that currently the administration does not want nuclear. FYI, France has even more like 25 nuclear power plants .They had to... More
Answered By: Mickey S - 10/10/2007
 
Who says they are? IPCC 2001 called nuclear power "an effective GHG mitigation option". http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg3/128.htm#3842 IPCC 2007 uses almost exactly the same language: http://www.mnp.nl/ipcc/pages_media/FAR4docs/final%20pdfs%20of%20chapters%20WGIII/IPCC%20WGIII_chapter%204_final.pdf
Answered By: Keith P - 10/10/2007
 
global warming alarmists are not deniers of nuclear power... More
Answered By: Patrick - 10/10/2007
 
If they really believed GW was an issue they would want to fix it and modern nuclear power plants would be one way to go... More
Answered By: kevin s - 10/10/2007
 
It does not really matter what the alarmists think or skeptics think about nuclear energy. When the US government deregulated the electrical power generation industry, it sealed nuclear energies fate. Now it is up to corporations to take the initiative to build nuclear power plants, and since power plants that utilize... More
Answered By: Tomcat - 10/10/2007
 
Nuclear power is one of the most expensive forms of power available. Not the production of the power, but the building of the plants, running them and decommissioning them. Only the fuel is cheap, and that is rising. Mining and refining the fuel is worse for the environment than coal mining. When the... More
Answered By: thor - 10/11/2007
 
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