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Reality has struck the Union of Lobbyists Pretending to be Scientists. No one is going to pay them anymore for being wrong. With concern growing about COP24, they have been told to do a U-Turn about Nuclear Power. This is going to hurt those with the Greenest stains

The activists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have had a partial change of heart about nuclear power. Back in 2007, the UCS’ Global Warming and Nuclear Power report declared, “prudence dictates that we develop as many options to reduce global warming emissions as possible, and begin by deploying those that achieve the largest reductions most quickly and with the lowest costs and risk. Nuclear power today does not meet these criteria.”

"In its new report, The Nuclear Power Dilemma, the UCS now recognizes that nuclear power plays an important role in addressing the problem of man-made global warming by helping to keep U.S. carbon dioxide emissions considerably lower than they would otherwise be. The UCS notes that there has been a 28 percent reduction in U.S. power-sector emissions of carbon dioxide below 2005 levels. This is largely due to the switch from coal to cheap fracked natural gas, to increased energy efficiency, and to the deployment of some solar and wind generation capacity."

Fracking and Nuclear are so much more reliable than Unreliable wind and sunshine.

Nov 16, 2018 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

I'm giving up for the evening. Just before I go, I have to say that after years of reading the Dork's ramblings, I'm still none the wiser, and this evening's offerings leave me equally baffled. I haven't a clue what you're on about - but as usual, I agree with Tiny CO2.

Nov 16, 2018 at 9:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Yeah whatever dude
It amazes me how Brits still believe in the rhetoric.
The real history is very clear about this.
Mean living standards were far lower in the UK then in any other European country .
Generally French peasantry did far better until the recent euro internationalist era.
How can you deny this reality ?

Nov 16, 2018 at 9:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

It looks as though Brexit is a lost cause from where I am - pity.

Here is Toby's take on it.
Little Red Riding Hood May surrenders here

Nov 16, 2018 at 9:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

"The UK is perhaps the worst of hybrids" DoC

See, you talk rubbish. The country is actually one of the best hybrids... and we'd like to keep it that way. The EU is the Catholic church all over again and we wisely ditched that ages ago. We no longer want to bow down to European ideals. Things go wrong when our leaders decide to serve a higher power than their people, whether that be the EU, the UN or Gaia. They're so busy serving everyone else, we end up at the back of the queue. We're sick of it. The Irish have nothing to teach us about freedom.

Nov 16, 2018 at 9:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

This is always frustrating.....
I am neither right nor left wing although increasingly conservative.
I am not a republican either , think of its Dutch and Swiss origins....
The distributionist / social credit critique is the correct observation of monopoly capitalism.
The UK is perhaps the worst of hybrids .
It uses feudalistic control systems to manage a monopoly capitalist system .
Feudal controls only operate when a society is in equilibrium .
The sorry history of these islands during its terrible industrial squalor and scouring is lesson enough.
Please try to jump above the conventional understanding.

Nov 16, 2018 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Dork, my opposition to the EU and desire to see a meaningful Brexit are both arrived at from a left-wing perspective. I don't find it at all strange that most of those hostile to Brexit are the ones with most to lose from it, regardless of whether it's a good or bad thing for the country. I have never voted Conservative in my life, and am certainly not pinning any hopes on upper-class twit of the year Rees-Mogg.

We already have news that immigrant numbers into the UK from poor eastern European countries are falling, and surprise surprise, wages are rising faster here now than for some time.

Still, I do hope the Tories get rid of May even though I fear who/what may replace her. She was a disastrous Home Secretary and has been to date a disastrous PM. However, I suppose either she is a consummate politician, since she has managed to become and then stay PM despite her poor record, or (and I fear this is the real explanation) she remains PM simply because the alternatives are even worse (shudder).

Nov 16, 2018 at 7:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Alan Greenspan's Ode to Creative Destruction - The New York Times
2 November 2018.

Creative destruction has simply become more creative ( in the absence of general warfare )
The EU and London is now expert in all manner of Industrial sabotage so as to keep the full employment economy plugging along .

Nov 16, 2018 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy." - Benjamin Disraeli

Disreaeli was correct , a conservative is a absurdity in a monopoly capitalist country.
Everything and anything will be done to raise prices over net income.
Including extraordinary measures such as mass migration and turning coal burners into wood burners.
The monopoly lives off of societal flux .
Greenspan again admitted it the other day in the New York Times.
It's so obvious it's painful.

Nov 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

The EU is at war with the nations and your only defence is moral comparisons....
How come nobody is advocating real national defence ??
Instead we get pathetic British & Italian efforts.

People like Mogg will not save yee because they are monopoly capitalist radicals rather then true conservatives.

Think about his economics
He is a post corn law liberal who simply sees a hope for a reduction of prices from so called free trade.
His policy will never increase national income as to do that requires the take down of the money monopoly.
Again since Tudor times there is a disequilibrium in society caused by a price / income balance.

Nov 16, 2018 at 7:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

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