Green Energy
A Luxury the Poor Can’t Afford
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  • Andrew Allison

    Of course the less-developed nations are going to use the most cost-effective source of energy. That’s why the AGW crusade is so utterly futile. It’s really very simple: if CO2 is going to cause untenable global warming, we’re doomed. Fortunately the hypothesis has been decisively discredited. While the “naughts” were indeed the hottest decade on record, long-term averages Long-term averages have been trending down for 16 years. Despite 2012 being the hottest year on record for the lower 48, decadally smoothed global temperature was at a 10-year low (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut4/data/current/time_series/HadCRUT.4.2.0.0.annual_ns_avg_smooth.txt), and this winter is forecast to be unusually cold. At this point, there’s as much evidence that atmospheric CO2 is holding of the next ice age as that it’s causing the temperature to rise.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Nuclear power is the cheapest commonly available power, it produces no CO2, and yet the environmentalists never talk about it, from this fact we know that reducing CO2 isn’t what the environmentalists really want.
    Liquid fluoride thorium reactors use the hundreds of times more common and therefore cheaper thorium 232 vs. uranium 235. They can’t melt down because they are already molten at normal atmospheric pressure.
    So how come the environmentalists aren’t jumping all over this cheap solution to Global Warming?

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