Today: 21.Apr.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Coal in Asia

03.Apr.2018

John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Despite all who claim that they know what is best for the entire world and want/demand that everyone follow their ideas for a "perfect" environment, despite their claims that they can control Earth's climate, people in the real world will most likely use energy sources that are readily available, steady, controllable, lower cost and don’t pollute the environment excessively. That means hydro-electric where available, as clean as economically feasible fossil fuels and well managed nuclear power. Countries that choose to go with very low energy density, variable, unpredictable "renewables" will either come back to energy reality sometime or face fading economic strength and global irrelevance.

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John Haldon, Professor of European History, Princeton, University: Grasping the challenges that climate change presents and evolving appropriate policies that promote and support mitigation and adaptation requires not only an understanding of the science and the contemporary politics, but also an understanding of the history of the societies affected and in particular of their cultural logic.

Wade Allison, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Oxford University, UK: Nuclear energy can affect life when a nucleus decays, releasing energy as radiation. Everything, even our own bodiees, contains some natural radioactivity, and nuclear radiation shines on us from space too. If it had been really dangerous, life would have died out aeons ago, when radiation flux was more intense than it is today. To survive the oxidative damage caused by radiation and oxygen, life has evolved a series of amazingly clever design features and strategies.

Joe Bastardi, meteorologist, Anthony Sadar, meteorologist, Cornwall Alliance: How much of today's media headlines about catastrophic man-made global warming, man-made climate change, man-made climate disruption, (to quote former White House Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren) is similar to long term past extreme weather events? Who knows based on sound science that the weather conditions in the photo below were caused by mankind's use of fossil fuels?

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