Robert Bryce writes on energy, politics and other topics - There is a clash between the pro-nuclear New Guard Greens, many of whom call themselves “ecomodernists,” and the anti-nuclear Old Guard Greens, led by groups like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. These "green" "environmentalists" are out to "save the world" some times without regard for humanity. EFN-International and EFN-USA define an environmentalist as ordinary people who are respectful of the environment.
Keith Dawson, Vice President at the Scottish Society of Crop Research - So far prospects are worrying, with climate computer predictions, on which costly taxpayer-funded policies are based, well wide of measured reality. In terms of temperature increase, ocean acidification, sea levels and polar ice, predictions have massively exaggerated what is happening. Polar ice and bear populations are now larger than when Al Gore made doomsday predictions ten years ago. This is the year Arctic ice vanishes completely, remember?
Katie Mohr, manufacturing.net - This report shows projected world energy use for coal, oil, natural gas, renewables, hydro and nuclear out to 2035 with modest growth for nuclear power. The intense debate of catastrophic man-made global warming has to face reality and follow the Scientific Method. The predicted catastrophes of global warming are man-made. One glance at these forecasts for fossil fuels shows that these levels of energy use can continue only with fossil fuels. Nuclear must grow and be well managed.
Tom Harsfield - Presently, the best climate models fall many orders of magnitude short of the power and intricacy needed to effectively predict the long-term climate patterns that emerge from the interactions of all these planetary systems. And that's not a failure of science; it's just the reality of how tough the problem is.But there is a major failure of science going on. The failure is the lack of transparency and honesty about how feeble these models are and how much we should stake on their all-too-fallible forecasts.