This article is a sort of saving of face because recall during the debacle there were poorly supported claims (via leading online surveys) that every Note 7 user was marching right to their nearest Apple store to buy an iPhone.
Nuclear generation is pretty much constant - it gains no benefit from efficient storage - the plants don't store power anyway.
That is the problem with nuclear. Load is far from constant. Nuclear is reliant on peaking plants babysitting it, just like wind and solar does.
The main difference is that solar production actually correlates pretty well with load in large parts of the world, and that renewables are dropping drastically in price so you can afford to over-build and throw power away. This is unfortunately not true for nuclear.
It doesn't work particularly well on Mars. No one has ever done proper nuclear in space.
The only nuclear energy in space has been RTG's. Feel free to build as many RTG's as you want on Earth. They are wonderfully safe devices (unless someone deliberately takes them apart). Just don't expect electricity from RTG's to be cheap or plentiful, because it won't be.
Those are brilliant points! This makes it a lot easierto visualize.
Alas, I've commented, but perhaps someone else can step in and mod up.
And it strikes me that for scientists who think about and investigate this stuff every day, predicting 'bootstrapped' methane emissions as at least a potential problem should have been a no-brainer.
They probably had no data or solid modelling supporting it. Most scientists are wary about publishing alarmist articles, unless they are very sure.
This is also a reason why the sea level rise estimates were known to be way below what was likely to actually happen, for a long time. They are betternow that models have improved.
Fusion bombs aren't really fusion bombs. They use fusion as a neutron generator, but the majority of the energy comes from fission, triggered by all those neutrons. Fusion as a neutron generator can be relatively easily done in a lab, for non-bomb purposes.
Truly energy-producing fusion is not available even in bombs.
Have they everheard about what a frying pan does to food? A barbecue? Just plain boiling water?
The site is completely inane. You should feel ashamed forquoting it. Like this bit:
"Even when the microwave oven is working correctly, the microwave levels within the kitchen are likely to be significantly higher than those from any nearby cellular phone base-stations."
Yes. Duh. Radiation from phone base stations is incredibly low in the average home. A phone, with its specialized single-purpose detector, often has trouble catching the signal. So yes, even with the microwave oven working correctly, the microwave levels are above zero. Ooooh scaaary.
You thoroughly earned a good flaming.
OK, then let us put it another way.
Why would people vote in politicians who are likely to do things that are contrary to their own interests?
If, as you say, Australian politicians ended up enacting legislation that was unpopular enough to destroy their careers, why were the Australian people stupid enough to elect them in the first place? The American voters seem smarter then, in comparison. Although thegarbz seems to be refuting the example anyway.
Blaming politicians is just another excuse for not taking responsibility.
but this is because politicians failed to act 30yrs ago.
Seriously? Politicians should have acted 30 years ago? What exactly should they have done 30 years ago, that wouldn't automatically make them lose their next election?
You can blame the people, not the politicians for doing what the people want.
Yay for being able to move two hexes per year!
Much more important than an extra energy per hex in one city, unless you're doing one city challenge.
It's a quote. It is from the game "Alpha Centauri", which contains a lot of other insightful quotes from different perspectives.
It was sort of an attempt at reductio ad absurdum on my part.
Read my comment history, we are on the same side in this debate.
Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by
this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten
future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is
ours, chew and eat our fill.
-- CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
"The Ethics of Greed"
This is absolutely true, as long as both are equally enforceable. Alas, so far tax has a better track record there.
Cap-and-trade has somewhat worked for fishing permits, but it also turned what was a bunch of fairly independent fishermen into a few financial companies that happen to also catch fish. Whether this would have happened anyway is of course unknown, so it is not guaranteed that it was cap-and-trade that did it.
Yes, the ballot is stored folded in a sealed labelled envelope until it is needed. The person who takes the ballots out of the envelopes and puts them in ballot boxes could unfold them and look. Hopefully they will get caught if they try that.
More secure schemes can be devised, of course.
To the systems programmer, users and applications serve only to provide a test load.