Monday, 16 March 2009

For the USA to meet its 2050 CO2 emissions target...

...the troglodytes of the green left will need to abandon their anti-nuclear phobia...Are you a fan of nuclear? To get 10 terawatts, less than half of what we’ll need in 2050, Lewis calculates, we’d have to build 10,000 reactors, or one every other day starting now. Do you like wind? If you use every single breeze that blows on land, you’ll get 10 or 15 terawatts. Since it’s impossible to capture all the wind, a more realistic number is 3 terawatts, or 1 million state-of-the art turbines, and even that requires storing the energy—something we don’t know how to do—for when the wind doesn’t blow. Solar? To get 10 terawatts by 2050, Lewis calculates, we’d need to cover 1 million roofs with panels every day from now until then. “It would take an army,” he says. Obama promised green jobs, but still...more from Prometheus here...
Impossible targets and improbable science lead to confusion, economic ruin, social chaos and panic. Exactly what the greens have in mind...The Copenhagen talks later this year look doomed already. Where is the clear leadership to come from though? Perhaps the Japanese may show the way (see posting below) ...
...And from last years Best Science Blog, Watt's up With That...
Overnight, WUWT hit a new milestone with 10 million page views.
As of this writing, according to the WordPress internal counter shown in the ride sidebar, I’m at 10,016,144 page views.
This is since September of 2007
....an indication of the world's hunger for information...more, here...

2 comments:

MK said...

They know the answer is in nuclear if they really want to cut emissions, but that's not really what they want. They want us all living on commune or some crap like that.

Ayrdale said...

...been there, done that. Fun while it lasted...