[ExI] A Nobel laureate and climate change

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Sep 19 15:50:59 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 08:26:04AM -0700, john clark wrote:
> On Sun, 9/18/11, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> "The sun is good for gigayears"
> Yes, and at present consumption fission on Earth might only last us 10 to 100 million years, so I admit that is a difference. 


Yes, you can disagree, but I'm not interested
in discussing specifics of EROEI of dilute resource
enrichment. The issue is settled for me. If it's not
settled for you, I'm fine with that. Let's agree to 

> "peak fissible is less than half human life away."
> Premium grade triple distilled extra virgin BULLSHIT! 
> Thorium can be used in fission, it produces less and shorter 
> lived radioactive decay products than Uranium, it makes almost 
> no Plutonium that could be used in bombs, it is almost as common 
> as Lead and unlike most present reactors that only use .7% of 
> the Uranium (the U235) in a Thorium reactor you use 100% of the Thorium.   

We will talk when I can order alternative fuelcycle breeders
from Areva which can compete with renewable energy sources
available at the time at sufficient substitution rate to matter.

When will we talk, you think? I have a hunch, not very soon.

> "No, I'm not interested in discussing that with you" 
> Yes and I can see why, you don't want to be confused with the facts.

No, I will not discuss this with you because of massive amounts
of above BULLSHIT. Life's too short.

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