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Response to kristopher (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 04:43 PM

21. There isn't a single anti-nuke "solar will save us" maven who ever uses any word BUT "could..."

...in every single context.

They're, to a man, to a woman, wholly reliant on soothsaying.

If you read Lovins garbage - and it is garbage - it's full of all sorts of "could" hand waving, all of it produced, as noted, without a single reference to the primary scientific literature.

The result of this more than half of a century reliance on "could" is that the planetary atmosphere's destruction is accelerating, people are being killed in huge numbers by air pollution, and - not that anti-nukes give a shit - the poor are being further impoverished.

Lovins then went on to attack the world's largest, by far, source of climate change energy, nuclear energy, claiming that if it didn't die in the 1980's there would inevitably be a nuclear war.

In this century he's made a fortune for himself by green washing dangerous fossil fuel companies, including the interestingly named "Suncor" that runs the tar sands operation in Canada.

By the way, the right wing asshole Ronald Reagan was rather famous for the "there you go again," phrase. Apparently small minds think alike.

As for what is and is not right wing - your favorite bit of name calling - I wouldn't qualify anyone who wishes to transfer wealth from the poorest people to the richest people a "leftist," but that's just my opinion. It's very clear that the German energy policy does precisely that, transfers the wealth of poor people living in apartments to those comparatively wealthy homeowner who can afford to put toxic semiconductors on their roofs in order to collect state welfare for the rich.

Have a nice evening.

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