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Comment 14 by TeraBrat

The biggest problem is that fissionable elements are a scarce resource and what do you do after you've used it all up? Isn't it time to think really long term instead of patching with band-aides?

I certainly think that we need renewables for the long term, but the delays caused by carbonaceous Luddites, probably mean we need something nuclear in the short term to bridge the gap.

There are suggestions for safer nuclear systems and renewables (Solar voltaic, solar thermal, solar power-towers, tidal turbines, wave power, hydro, etc) on my link @6.

While the long half-life of spent fuels and potential human error are problems and risks, there are also plenty of problems and many deaths from mining and pollution in conventional power generation.

There are no easy answers in supporting a huge human population.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:46:39 UTC | #920583