You see the big problem with the global warming

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You see the big problem with the global warming debate is that it has become a moral crusade when it’s really an engineering problem. With china powering up one coal fired plant, big enough to power San Diego, every seven days, none of our hybrid driving or Kyoto treaties will have even the slightest impact on carbon dioxide emissions. And here comes the famous response .... "Well at least its something" .... you're right it is something, but it’s not going to do anything. I equate it to putting a fistful of sand in the way of a flood .... It’s something right? Yeah but it won't do anything. We need big changes, like switching more things to nuclear power, solar power or other energy sources. In the same article as before Samuelson writes this: The practical conclusion is that if global warming is a potential calamity, the only salvation is new technology. I once received an e-mail from an engineer. Thorium, he said. I had never
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James Francis Poli Sci 103 heard of thorium. It is, he argued, a nuclear fuel that is more plentiful and safer than uranium without waste disposal problems. It's an exit from the global warming trap. After reading many articles, I gave up trying to decide whether he is correct. But his larger point is correct: Only an aggressive research and development program might find ways of breaking our dependence on fossil fuels or dealing with it. He’s right only research and development, the right development, can help us. So, fight for more research and development at the federal, state, and county levels. Someday, after many arguments and debates someone will listen to reason and get the world on track for developing new forms of energy.
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