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Climatologist James Hansen Defends Nuclear Energy 345

Posted by samzenpus
from the give-it-a-chance dept.
First time accepted submitter prajendran writes "James Hansen, the former director of the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences, has been a strong defender of using nuclear energy to replace coal and renewable energy. He and three other researchers had written a letter, arguing just this. In this interview with, an Indian news site, he was asked to address some concerns surrounding the issue, especially given the strong feelings generated by it. It may not be Hansen's best interview, but it did bring out his passionate side."
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Climatologist James Hansen Defends Nuclear Energy

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  • Re:TL;DR (Score:5, Funny)

    by TheSync (5291) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @04:30PM (#45634259) Journal

    Dear kids from the future,

    Well, we went nuclear so we wouldn't cook the entire planet (and thus allowing you to live).

    On the other hand, there is a one small cave in Nevada with some nasty stuff. Seems to me like you guys should be able to handle it with your quantum teleportation technology or whatever you come up with. Or just keep an eye on it.

  • by rossdee (243626) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @08:26PM (#45635403)

    "3. use hydrogen separated from water by energy from LFTR stored as liquid, gas or (preferably) oxide pellets"

    Round here Hydrogen Oxide pellets fall out of the sky naturally - small ones at this time of the year but in the summer time you can get them as big as golf balls

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 09, 2013 @12:01AM (#45636697)

    What if, instead, you stored the hydrogens on chains of carbons? I bet you could come up with some that would be energetic, yet relatively inert (comparatively speaking) at normal temperatures and pressures. I think liquid phase would be best.

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