Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Green atoms

LGF relays an article on the mysteriously inchoate recognition that nuclear power is much more environment-friendly than oil.

Maybe it's all the SF that I read as a kid, but it's always struck me as inevitably obvious (or obviously inevitable?) that nuclear power was going to have to be our primary resource sooner or later, preferably sooner. Plants need to be run safely, of course, and accidents always happen, but compared to the cumulative carbon emissions from our present power source, nuclear still doesn't look all that unsafe. (And, hey, France is still here.)

So I'm not quite sure why we're still having this debate, or why nuclear power is a *Republican* talking point.

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