Friday, February 18, 2005

Global warming solved!

Question: What is the only solution for the global warming problem?
Answer: Nuclear fueled power production.

As an ex-navy nuclear submarine sailor, I clearly understand the problems, and unhyped benefits, in using nuclear fission reactors as a power source. As a planner, I understand that there are costs and benefits to each public policy decision we make. I believe the policy decisions forced on the nuclear power industry in the 1970's were wrong and have actually hurt the earth much more than nuclear power would have. It looks like some of those that formerly opposed this method of energy production may be coming around also. Peter Schwartz and Spencer ReissPage address this topic in Wired magazine. (hat tip to Strata Lucida)

Wired 13.02: Nuclear Now!

There is still a long way to go but the future looks brighter already.