[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Mar 16 12:30:35 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 08:02:40AM -0400, Richard Loosemore wrote:

> Actually it's the facts as determined by statistical naifs -- turkeys on  
> Christmas eve who look back at the statistical likelihood that anything  
> bad will happen, given how swimmingly things have been going so far....

It is worse -- looking just on safety of electricity-producing
systems is a complete strawman. 

We need to substitute oil, gas and coal 
(see that irrelevant pink line?) *sustainably* and

There is no Moore's law working for us here. Doubling from
1% to 2% is "easy" (it actually costs a lot of money), but
further doublings take almost double the financial resources,
and face production and installation bottlenecks.

Infrastructure issues like production and distribution of
synfuels and syngases as well as grid updates are not even 
addressed there.

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