Friday, July 18, 2008

Nuclear Power and the Climate Change Debate

Linda Gunter at AlterNet wants to Kick Nuclear Power Out:
If cumbersome construction timelines and obscene costs are not enough to deter nuclear proponents, then the security risks should be. These are not to be taken lightly in a post-9/11 world. History has taught us that civilian nuclear programs can -- and do -- lead to the production of nuclear weapons as happened in India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.
The obvious problem with this argument is that diplomatic issues will be moot when there is no oil or gas to run the war machine. Time to get moving with alternative energy solutions before it is too late...

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