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Is There a Future for Nuclear Power?

April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Is There a Future for Nuclear Power?

An odd thing happened the other day. The name “Hansen” and “nuclear” appeared in the same article and it was on a fairly positive note. The “Hansen” is James Hansen, who has been one of the most vocal AGW theorists since the late 1980s. “Nuclear” comes into play because it has been estimated (by Hansen […]

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The Promise and Peril

April 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Promise and Peril

I suppose it could be said of every age in human history that there was “great promise and peril” involved with all we could imagine to do and build. I wonder if today’s dichotomy is more extreme. I have often heard it said that we are currently in a

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Alternatives to Solar Power

March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Alternatives to Solar Power

After marvelling at the progress in solar power last week, I think it is time for a wind power update. It is still there (wind power). It is still the cheapest form of alternative energy. Nothing new. The amount of wind energy produced climbs with the erection of each new mega-turbine. The downsides to wind energy/turbines remain […]

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Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

July 13, 2011 0 Comments
Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

Due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, devastating tornadoes in the U.S. and various other disasters, 2011 is already the costliest year for weather disasters in recorded history. Through the first 6 months of 2011 natural disasters have resulted in $265 billion in losses. The second place year was 2005 when losses were about […]

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No More Fission Nuclear Power?

June 15, 2011 4 Comments
No More Fission Nuclear Power?

Remember the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan that got hit by the earthquake and tsunami. It turns out that the damage was much more significant than authorities let on in the beginning. Apparently there was a complete meltdown of three reactors and a partial meltdown of the fourth on the day of the tragedy. Much more radiation […]

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Peak Oil Revisited

January 7, 2010 0 Comments
Peak Oil Revisited

First up, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Monroe, Juneau, and Adams counties until 6pm today and for Waushara county until midnight. A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY is in effect until 6am Friday for Iron and Ashland counties. The snow amounts in the south are turning out to be a little more than expected. […]

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