- Aug 11, 2005
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And how are we going to build enough nuclear reactors in time? Building reactors takes energy.
I guess construction workers won't be allowed to stand around doing nothing for hours on end on the job. You shouldn't be afraid of a little sweat and hard work. Building reactors does take energy...so what?
Do you have a study that shows that this will be a viable option? Most of what I've read indicates it couldn't be.
They are perfectly viable in Europe and have been since the 90s. The Tesla Roadster has also proven to be a VERY good option.
Scalable? No, not remotely.
I don't understand how you can keep making such an argument considering the fact that solar/electric cars have been on the market for over a decade.
49 years? The only estimate I'm aware of that puts peak out that far is Michael Lynch's--and he's an economist, not a geologist.
I said less than 49 years. Geologists are irrelevant in determining when the peak oil marker will be reached because, while they are useful in determining how many crude deposists are left and how many barrels of oil are contained therein, they don't keep track of oil consumption rates which is where economists come into the picture. I'd be happy to show you the math.
Anyway, most of the news that's been coming out over the last couple of years is pretty bad. I'm not terribly optimistic, if you can't tell.
The news is quite different in Europe.