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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Climate Action Nework
Neil Craik wrote:
> Copies of the overhead was not available, so I may have the years
> wrong, but have any of you heard of this “only hydro needed to save
> the climate “ gospel ? Has any one seen the nonsense overhead before ?
I have not seen anyone claim this before. We are moving into a period of
less predictable weather. It will probably be hotter with much lower
water levels inland. Demand for water is going to be extreme. Demand for
energy for cooling buildings will be much higher than presently
estimated. Tying our building cooling capability to variable and low
water availability is suicidal. Water levels in Lake Superior this
summer were the lowest in 80 years, while forest fires were widespread
and extreme. Irrigation in Alberta is being reduced due to water
shortages caused by glacial retreat. Unexpected storms caused widespread
power outages throughout Canada, which then caused flood damage since
sump pumps could not be used in houses built on low ground. Extending
power lines through long stretches of forest that are prone to bad
weather and fires is just silly.
What we need are powerful, reliable energy sources right in the centres
of our communities to minimize power transmission lines. And our cooling
demands are going to have to extend to cooling agricultural lands as
well. Farming may have to move underground, and we will need energy to
dig these caves. Entire cities will have to be shielded and cooled. Our
needs for energy are just huge if we realistically plan to live through
the coming bake off. Nuclear fission is the only technology that I know
of that can offer a few of us a chance for survival.
We need to create a white cloud cover instantly that will reflect most
of the incoming solar energy back into space. This should begin in the
Arctic where heating is causing the most severe damage. Nuclear reactors
on floating platforms could power and control the cloud sprayers during
daylight hours. This tactic may buy us enough time to get our city
cooling technologies designed.
If we refuse to use nuclear technology we are goners. Teach your
children math and physics well!
Randal Leavitt - another Ubuntu user