I've been caught up with this idea of finding more and better ways to
promote the use of fission.
Here is one example of a positive article:
Hot idea: Fight warming with nuclear power
OK - it is always good to read a fairly positive article. But half
way through the text there is a poll that asks if people are pro or
anti nuke. What would you guess the response has been? Well, about
80% of the readers are pro-nuke. Now I know that these polls are not
reliable, but I was pleasantly surprised. I think it might indicate
that there is an audience that is willing to hear. This might be
different from 15 years ago.
Here is another idea. A number of senior and very expert people read
the messages on this list server. There is a real requirement for
them to pass their knowledge and ent! husiasm on to younger people. One
way to do this might be this event:
International Youth Nuclear Congress
A call for papers has been issued for 2006. I have no idea what this
congress is up to, but it looks like an avenue that could be used to
build a more positive image for the nuclear industry.
Here is another idea. Perhaps the market could be used to develop the
nuclear industry if investors could be found who understand the
potential that fission has. Areva appears to be moving in this direction:
Areva Markets Nuclear Power And Itself
Now I don't know what has happened to Areva. But there might be a way
to promote the nuclear industry by buying shares in it.
And finally there are groups out there who are really trying to get a
positive m! essage out. One of them is:
Supporters of Nuclear Energy
Looks like they could use some new (paying) members and some new
articles. Companies like AECL should pay the fee if their employees
So there are some initiatives taking place. If everyone keeps puffing
real hard we might be able to get this iceberg into port ;^)
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
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