HI EveryoneA comrade of mine in the local climate change group distributed the following link. More and more establishment scientists are pushing this position, that a transition to nuclear reactors (specifically, “fast” or “breeder” reactors) is the only viable solution to climate change.I would be most interested to people’s responses to this position, especially if anyone has seen more detailed analytical responses.(Note, the reference to Jacobson, is to Mark Jacobson, a professor of engineering at Stanford. He has produced several analyses, most public in a recent Scientific American article, outlining plans for a transition to water/wind/solar via utility scale projects, as an alternative to a nuclear transition. He will be speaking at a planned conference on opposition to Fracking & other new unconventional fossil fuel sources, we are planning for the SF Bay Area in May of this year)Best to allSteve NadelI am not enough of a scientist to take a position in this controversy. In fact I find it challenging even to read Hanson's articles. I would however love to hear Hanson and Jacobson debate this issue.
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From: James Hansen <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Subject: Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power, and Galileo
Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power, and Galileo
A draft opinion piece, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power, and Galileo, is available here or on my web site. Criticisms are welcome.
21 February 2014