"Men sweat, women perspire gracefully." Richard142
Greater London, United Kingdom
Joined: Apr 2009
|I tried to add something positive about energy production given that most people live in metropolitan conglomerates far from the open countryside. Energy is needed in all activity. If we are to leave a habitable planet for future generations to enjoy then we need to keep this debate to the front of our attention. To be passive consumers and observers should not be an option. If answers and actions are difficult this is a reason to at least keep debate alive and to preshure politicians to take long term action not restricted to the time between elections. Controlled Termonuclear FUSION can be controlled within magnetic fields but this possibility, in my opinion, is made more difficult as most nuclear energy debate is focussed on Nuclear fission reactors. I got zero responce in 2009. Our energy future deserves better. Future generations, not just human, deserve better.|
|I live beside a huge nuclear power plant, while we have had some radiation leaks we have to hope that the good outweighs the bad with them. Having said that, there is a higher rate of cancer and lukemia the closer you get to Sellafield|
I live beside a huge nuclear power plant, while we have had some radiation leaks we have to hope that the good outweighs the bad with them. Having said that, there is a higher rate of cancer and lukemia the closer you get to Sellafield
Disease is the negative aspect of development. It is tragic that those who directly impacted by these illnesses are paying a disproportinate price for the rest of us to gain the benefits. Simelarly those who live under the transmittion lines of our national grid may experience hightened incidence of some illnesses due to this proximity.
I know little of all this but I'm trying to indicate that our need to quench our collective thirst for energy has disproportinate impact on others who form part of the 'silent majority'.
I want to see all alternatives discussed and subject to scrutinity. My particular favourite is Fusion Energy. Some links follow:
Tens of billions of dollars have been invested over the past forty years in trying to make controlled nuclear fusion a practical reality.
ITER - the way to new energy
The next step towards fusion power. The website of Culham Centre for Fusion Energy,