Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nuclear is Dead -- Jerry Rifkin at Wermuth Asset Management

1) From a business perspective, it's over
2) Its been dead in the water since 3 miles island and Chernobyl
3) The claim is climate change, but nuke is only 6% of world power, and climate people say it would have to be 20% to have any substantial effect.   
4) That would mean 1600 new plants, and replace 400 existing
5) That would be 3 new plants every month for 40 years to get to 20%, and by then climate change would have run its course
6) We have no way to deal with the waste
7) Recycling fuel, aka MOX leaves lots of plutonium around in an age of uncertainty and terrorism
8) Uranium is getting more scarce and 2025 to 2035 will see big shortages and thus high prices
9) We don't have the water.   In France 40% of all the fresh water in the country is needed just to cool the reactors, and that water comes out hot which further exasperates ecological problems.

 10) Plus the nuclear asshats have been lying through their teeth right out of the gate, its all based on lies to protect "their precious"


  1. I wonder what else "they" have been lying to us about recently.

    Watt's up wit 'dat?,89.46,283

  2. Your blog is beautiful. I am so sorry to see you have abandoned it, but I do understand why. It is so depressing that so many people don't even remember Chernobyl or Fukushima Dai'ichi for that matter. I get blank looks when I bring up these topics (or people think I am an alarmist) and this bothers me to no end that people just ignore the obvious fish die-offs and other sea creatures like the Sea Star; dying coral reefs @ 80%; the starving mammals including birds... and, our "trusty" scientists are blaming all of this on El Nino. How about blaming it on the caesium 137 and other radionuclides such as Strontium-90, Cobalt-60, I-131, etc. which are still spewing from the three melted down reactors in Japan five (5) years after that massive 9.0 Mw earthquake on March 11, 2011; the Pacific Ocean is absolutely toxic and then there is the Jetstream, too. People on the east coast think they are safe because of their distant proximity, but I have news for them: No, they are just as much at risk as we are in the Pacific Northwest.

    I just wish people weren't so ignorant of their environments and this includes big business poisoning us with their chemicals. And, look at what happened in Bhopal, India on Dec. 2-3, 1984 ("Five Past Midnight in Bhopal" by Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro) when Union Carbide, through negligence, poisoned thousands (possibly killing as many as 16,000 instantly and leaving more than 500,000 permanently maimed) when their MIC (methyl isocyanate) tank exploded and sent those poisonous gas clouds over the Kali Grounds killing most people on contact. I remember exactly what I was doing that very day when I heard about the "accident" and have followed it throughout the years. Most people don't even know this ever happened and it was, and is, the worst industrial accident to ever occur.

    Again, thank you for your valiant effort in trying to do the impossible. I just wish I had known about you before now. I may only be one person, but you are not alone. There are others out there who are concerned about things like this, but they are very rare; as rare as the mammals and sea life are at this stage. Thank god for Arnie Gunderson and Michio Kaku (I hope I spelled Mr. Kaku's name correctly). Gosh, I could go on and on, but I don't want to take up all of your space. Thank you for leaving your site up and if you need help I would like to at least help pay to keep it open. You are the best! Thanks so much, Vicki

  3. Not abandoned, just a whole new it is.