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Friday, June 14, 2013

Saving the ozone layer

We have a couple of great new posts: Kennette Benedict reviews the pro-nuclear power documentary "Pandora's Promise," pointing out the problem of "solutionism" presented in the film; Donald Wuebbles explains the science of why an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) might really help slow climate change. I hope you find them of interest.
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Janice Sinclaire
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The article in "The Bulletin" is a perfect example of the double-standard it criticizes.

According to the article, zealotry for nuclear power is bad. But zealotry against nuclear power seems to always be allowed.

Politics is a blunt instrument, as the author certainly knows. Pretending that it can deal with all the nuances the article raises is either disingenous or stupid. The strategy is, at it has always been, to delay nuclear power at every step, while spending our tax dollars promoting technologies that simply won't help at the levels required.

Promoting nuclear power as the "silver bullet" is a LOT closer to the right answer than the "never nuclear" approach. And that makes it a good argument if you want to address poverty and global warming.

Anonymous said...

a good argument if you want to address poverty and global warming.

June 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Poverty will continue no matter what. Global warming stopped in 1998.

Anonymous said...

Just curious. Could you elaborate more on global warming stopping in 1998? I have not heard this before.

Anonymous said...

Look at NOAA's average global temperature data.

Anonymous said...

Quite interesting! Thanks for the pointer.

Here's a link for others: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/global-land-ocean-mntp-anom/201101-201112.png

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