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Response to Wilms (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 05:36 PM

3. The opening statement is correct, the sarcasm afterwards may be addressed by noting...

...that 100% of the deaths associated with Fukushima have come from the replacement of the reactors with dangerous fossil fuels, abetted by the coal, oil and gas burned by people running servers to express their dire fantasies that Fukushima actually killed someone.

I note, with due contempt, that very little coal, oil and gas has been burned to phase out coastal cities and buildings in Japan and elsewhere, even though these things, unlike the nuclear reactors, killed hundreds of thousands of people in both the Sendai/Fukushima accident, and the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake/Tidal wave.

Scientists from around the world published a survey of the burden of disease for the period from 1990 to 2010 in Lancet, examining the causes of death from various kind of risks. It found that air pollution is responsible for more than 6 million deaths per year.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/vol380no9859/PIIS0140-6736(12)X6053-7

Lancet 2012; 380: 2224–60

This covers the period after Chernobyl by the way, and is a worldwide survey, the largest of its kind ever performed.

Deaths from nuclear energy appear nowhere in the document, zero places.

The great climate scientist Jim Hansen has calculated, on balance, including both Fukushima's expected consequences and Chernobyl's observed one that nuclear energy has saved 1.84 million lives.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es3051197

It follows that anti-nuke fear and ignorance costs human lives., irrespective of the sarcasm of people who couldn't care less about any of the vast, overwhelming environmental and human tragedies underway except for Fukushima, a relative triviality except in the minds of people who can't think to well,

As noted in the OP, this fantasy not only kills people, but it further impoverishes those who can least afford it. I don't know why anyone else is a Democrat, but - as hopeless as it is becoming as the bourgeois take over this party - I'm an Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat, and part of my concern extends to the poor and downtrodden.

Nuclear energy need not be perfect to be vastly superior to all other alternatives. It only needs to be vastly superior, which it is.

It is amazing that there are people so weak minded as to not see this, despite more than half a century of nuclear operations.

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