|Charles Pennington says it well. |
Here is my tuppence: In the short term, whether or not climate change is anthropogenic, we must do something to rebalance our energy demand with the supply. Uranium energy is one of the solutions -- in fact, I think, the most important one.
However, taking over a steadily increasing load from the oil and gas industry (for whatever reason) is an enormous task. I say that we should encourage every alternative energy source, and every conservation measure, that can pass the various acceptability tests. If we do this then we just might make it through the next century without massive hardship. We have no time for recrimination.
The lead countries in moving away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner alternatives must be those whose citizens can afford to change. We can hope that oil and gas will, with a steadily decreasing demand, then become cheap enough that those who cannot afford to change can at least afford to live.
Along the way we must also deal with the fundamental problem of excessive human population. That will keep us busy indeed.