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Hiroshima reconsidered : Comments

By Wade Allison, published 10/8/2020

The threats to world order are climate change and the coronavirus, not nuclear fission. The fear of nuclear energy should be exorcised.

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Well said and written. Any sensible human would condemn the use to nuclear weapons in all but the last resort (as Japan 1945 was, despite ideologs of the left who conspire to push the alternatives).

Indeed, given the power of economic influence, cyber threats and even virial attacks, nuclear weapons in todays world would be less effective, it would seem!

"Radiophobia" is the luddite calling of the 20th and 21st century. Nuclear power should promise a stronger economy for those smart countries who adopt it. Perhaps historians of the 22nd century will write about the successful strategy to "de-power" much of the "green believing world".

We to blame, as we have encouraged/indoctrinated generations of children to hate nuclear and love renewable energy.
Posted by Alison Jane, Monday, 10 August 2020 8:41:44 AM
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I think another Japanese nuclear event namely Fukushima is weighing more heavily on people's minds. Because of that fear they have mythologised unreliable energy sources into a quasi religion that will save us. They dismiss well documented evidence that wind and solar is a facade for gas fired electricity. The fact we had a reliable baseload dominated grid just a decade ago is regarded as a quirk. Batteries are not yet even minuscule yet somehow they will help bring this salvation.

Therefore I suggest that people who dismiss nuclear are either not fully rational or are to some extent deluded. It will be interesting to see if Germany can shut its remaining reactors by 2022 despite them providing 13% of their electricity. In Australia the pending closure of major coal plants will bring these realities to the surface. I just hope they leave transmission and cooling ponds intact for something to replace them.
Posted by Taswegian, Monday, 10 August 2020 9:15:02 AM
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" life was short and miserable". Now it's long and looking more miserable by the day, thanks to the sour Left with their doom and gloom and scare mongering. Climate change, high priced electricity, too many people, multiculturalism and loss of identity and democracy, politicians and experts. Maybe it's time for another tidy-up to put things back on track.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 10 August 2020 9:38:18 AM
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What a little ray of sunshine you are ttbn. I guess you woke up this morning and what could be better than that?
Remember Solar is Nuclear so use it! ! ! ! !
Posted by ateday, Monday, 10 August 2020 9:57:12 AM
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Yes Wade into more events like this http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-05/the-explosion-was-captured-from-multiple-angles/12525422?nw=0
Posted by plantagenet, Monday, 10 August 2020 11:57:52 AM
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ttbn, has long been a coal-fired fossil fuel ethusiest. Concedes grudingly that we will need dispatchable power 24/7 forever and a day! And that it can be either coal or nuclear?

Well, if, CARBON-FREE, MSR thorium is cheaper, cleaner and safer than coal? And able to be built in SMR's that we can ship anywhere, in shiping containers as ready to use, factory assebled,, mass produced modules?

That also produce medical isotopes as an almost free byproduct, that could underpin a new medical tourism outcome worth annual billions and regional airlines and cities, working their backsides off?

That would have to be a bad thing for coal mining and around 12,000 CMEFU members? We had no trouble sacrificing 60,000 textile and footwear jobs in the name of economic rationality/trickle down economics!

And could we use those same home-grown industries here and now!?

The sun is nuclear! Yes but it is not 24/7 and not the cleanest, safest, cheapest option! Moreover, solar voltaic comes with, hidden from view, mountanious toxic waste! Why do you think we don't do solar panels here, genius? Just invent the best, then outsource the manufacture!?

I commend the article and applaud/recommend the Author for rare common sense and above average inteligence/pratical pragmatism!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 10 August 2020 12:05:03 PM
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