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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


The British Goverment published their long-awaited Energy Review today, and it was full of non-surprises.

Much nonsense is said about Nuclear Power as a solution to the UK energy crisis (and crisis it is, having squandered our North Sea oil and gas reserves).

Jason Godesky has blogged far more eloquently about the nuclear power delusion than I ever could.

Please read and comprehend the Oxford Research Group's factsheets, especially Number 4. Known Uranium reserves will last less than 30 years at current levels of consumption. But if we embarked on a massive global programme of nuclear expansion, demand for uranium would grow exponentially. Triple the amount of nuclear capacity and the supplies dwindle to a decade's worth.

Nuclear's a non-starter, folks, and it's time we all realised it. We'll be pouring oil down the drain building these new nuclear power stations. There are better, wiser uses for the oil that's left.

Posted by Phil at 9:31 PM
Edited on: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:33 PM
Categories: Comment, Environment

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Flash Floods

Wow, what drama! The heavens opened tonight and..

The lady in the basement flat had to be evacuated, it's under three feet of water.

The BBC reports that around 70 properties were flooded.

photos copyright © Phil Randal, 2006

Posted by Phil at 10:19 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:16 PM
Categories: Environment, Photos

Sunday, July 02, 2006

"If only gay sex caused global warming"

"No one seems to care about the upcoming attack on the World Trade Center site. Why? Because it won't involve villains with box cutters. Instead, it will involve melting ice sheets that swell the oceans and turn that particular block of lower Manhattan into an aquarium.

The odds of this happening in the next few decades are better than the odds that a disgruntled Saudi will sneak onto an airplane and detonate a shoe bomb. And yet our government will spend billions of dollars this year to prevent global terrorism and … well, essentially nothing to prevent global warming."

Eye-grabbing headline and insightful comment from the Los Angeles Times.
Posted by Phil at 12:42 PM
Edited on: Monday, July 03, 2006 7:43 PM
Categories: Comment, Environment