Book by Rick Maltese
“Energy Reality: A Necessary Renaissance”
Chapter 4: “Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk”
Canadian Energy Issues: Steve Aplin
- The current concentration of carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere is around 400 parts per million. Steve Aplin of Canadian Energy Issues suggests that that figure represents an enormous debt we humans owe to the planet, and warns that the when the planet comes to collect she will do so in foul temper.
Forbes.com by James Conca
- With the support of Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) yesterday, President Obama’s multinational nuclear deal with Iran will go forward. As the last holdout of the global coalition, the United States was on the verge of making fools of ourselves by blocking the deal we worked on for such a long time. But science and diplomacy won out, and we still have the options we have now of Iran cheats.
Atomic Insights: 2 posts from Rod Adams
Too many defenders of the unproven assertion that all radiation doses are dangerous and that damage is cumulative, even if dose rate is low reassure us all that their assumption is protective and conservative.
They ignore the negative mental health effects of their model on the people who have been inadvertently exposed. They also ignore the financial stress and associated burdens that their model places on people whose homes and communities have been lightly contaminated to the extent that they give chronic radiation doses below the level at which any harm can be detected.
From the Atomic Show: Rod Adams
- Ian Scott is a chemical engineer who once had a youthful fling with nuclear energy. After a career in a different industry, he has returned to his first love to envision a reactor that encases the fuel salts proposed for molten salt reactors in tubes that resemble the cladding tubes in a traditional solid fuel reactor. He believes that containing the fission products this way combines some of the best features of both solid fuel and molten salt fuel. Moltex Energy’s Stable Salt Reactor is the result and the topic of this episode of the Atomic Show.
Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary by Leslie Corrice
- An expert panel in Canada says that there will be no statistically-evident change in cancer rates for Japan due to Fukushima Daiichi. Plus, much, if not most of the evacuated population of Fukushima Prefecture should not have been evacuated. Further, when all legally-required safety upgrades are made to Japanese nukes, expecting another Fukushima-level accident is unrealistic.