[ RadSafe ] Man-Made Global Warming
rich at tgainc.com
Thu May 5 11:30:34 CDT 2011
In a world where I seem to be bombarded by partisan "facts", I am most
impressed by the intellectual honesty displayed here by those who are
employed in the nuclear industry, and yet chose not to take advantage of
this by jumping on the man made global warming bandwagon. I am not qualified
to judge whether current global warming is man made or one of nature's
cycles. Listening to certain political leaders currently in power, one is
lead to believe it is a forgone conclusion why the current warming is
occurring. There is certainly a lot at stake here in terms of policy.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Anagnostopoulos,
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:19 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Man-Made Global Warming
Mr. Gallego stated:
I would think the future of nuclear power is much brighter if it turns out
that global warming is caused by human activity. It would be ironic if it
turns out that the "vast majority of the people on this list knew man-made
global warming is not true".
Several of my colleges and myself have been looking at this issue closely.
Yes, we actually look at BOTH sides of the argument! Our conclusion is that
man-made global warming in not likely. Several resources indicate that it is
not even possible (carbon inventory, sequestering in the oceans, etc...).
Now I really am not interested if you all agree or not. The point of this
message is intellectual honesty. For me, the reduction of carbon emissions
is not an honest argument for nuclear power. There are several more fruitful
arguments to be made for nuclear power.
I highly recommend reading "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton. The
fictional story is not his best work. The overall message, that fear
motivates and that social causes use fear to their advantage, is worth the
read. Also, don't skip the appendices. The first is an exhaustive listing of
references that he used for the book. The second details a similar episode
of scientific alarmism that motivated large populations of scientists and
the social elite, and was not based in science at all.
You will be shocked and disgusted to see what it was...
Again, this post is about intellectual honesty. The on-going series between
Dr. Busby and Steve Dapra, when boiled-down, also seems to be about
intellectual honesty. Based upon the BEHAVIORS that I have seen, Dr. Busby
loses this one...
(my musings only, etc...)
Harry Anagnostopoulos, CHP
"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but
planning is indispensable."
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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