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Can Anthropogenic Global Warming Be Non-Catastrophic?

The denial of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming is the latest right-wing front in its attack on climate science. Science deniers have set up a fall back strategy: Position 1: There is no evidence that Global Warming is happening.Position 2:...

Posted November 9, 2011    

Global Warming Skepticism Crumbling

During much of the last decade, LLNL researcher and University of California Physics professor Richard Muller has been something of a darling too the right-wing GW deniers. In December 2003 Muller published a column in the MIT's Technology Review,...

Posted October 29, 2011    

Underground Reactor Advantages

Underground sited. This scale was chosen so that the physical size allowed it to be factory manufactured and transported to the site,which is a significant potential cost reducer. . . .- John Rawls, Chief Scientist at General AtomicsFrom the dawn of...

Posted October 10, 2011    

Graphite Free Core?

The Generation IV international forum describes itself asa cooperative international endeavor organized to carry out the research and development (R&D) needed to establish the feasibility and performance capabilities of the next generation...

Posted October 4, 2011    

Scientists 100 Years Ago Recognized The CO2 - Climate Link

Climate change Skeptics need to look again. We have known about the CO2- climate change link for over 100 years.The work of Climate Change denier Roy Spencer has recently been demonstrated to contain large scientific errors. (see here, here, here...

Posted September 27, 2011    

ORNL Offers a Brief Look at MSR/LFTR Economies

A recent ORNL report, Fast Spectrum Molten Salt Reactor Options, offers some insight into the cost lowering potential of MSR nuclear technology. Since Nuclear Green has always had an interest in the cost lowering potential of MSR technology, I...

Posted September 12, 2011    

What Are The Problems With LFTR Technology?

What are the problems with MSR/LFTR technology? This turns out to be a hard question to answer. Since there are a large number of LFTR design options, however, it is difficult to identify a set of problems that shared all of the options. Rather...

Posted August 29, 2011    

Deproliferation, India and the Thorium Fuel Cycle Part II

In the first part of this essay, I reviewed the almost inevitable rise of China and India to great power status. I pointed out that by 2050, current expectations are that by 2050, China and India will be ranked along with the United States as great...

Posted August 25, 2011    

Indian and Chinese Development, Nonproliferation and Thorium

This is the first of a series of posts which I plan to offer that will argue that current nuclear nonproliferation schemes are at best transitory, and are likely to undergo significant changes before the middle of the 21th century. Numerous...

Posted August 23, 2011    

Were the Japanese Engineers Who Built Fukushima Incompetent?

This is a guest post by NNadir.David Mabb, British, 2002.(Cross posted from Daily Kos, along with an amusing poll and with references to diaries therein. Link to the Kos Diary.)A news item in the June 2, 2011 issue of Nature, (page 10) which may...

Posted July 26, 2011    

Heat, Public Health, And Air Conditioning

I spent most of the last 37 years in Dallas, Texas. There is an old saying in Texas that Houston was built on oil, San Antonio was built on gold, and Dallas was built on paper. The truth is, however, that Dallas was built on chilled air. Dallas...

Posted July 19, 2011    

Climate Skeptics Need To Look Out Their Window

The Southeastern United States is experiencing an Unusual drought, part of the extreme weather condition pattern that is probably related to anthropogenic global warming.Government climate scientists are using terms such as exceptional and extreme...

Posted July 15, 2011