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Posted in: Small nuclear reactors emerge as energy option, but risks loom See in context

Nobody has shown a way to store radioactive waste.

That's it. We tried it at WIPP in the US, but it caught fire.

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Posted in: What is your definition of virtue signaling? Can you give some examples? See in context

Putting on your Sunday Best to go to church ahd show it off, along with your vitrue.

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Posted in: Why virtue signaling isn't the same as virtue – it actually furthers the partisan divide See in context

Virtue signaling is the term used by conservatives while whining about liberals on their way to church to show off their Sunday Best. I invested in solar power and they scream virtue signaling even though it is unseen on the back of the house.

This is the same group who whines "cancel culture" as they try to overturn the election.

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Posted in: Study: Already shrunk by half, Swiss glaciers melting faster See in context

Himalayan glaciers produce water for much of West Asia and they too are running out. And what happens when the West coast of South America no longer has glacial water?

Next year will be worse, and we will have a world-wide Climate Panic. Having earned a Master of Science in this field in 1982, I now have to watch as we ruin the Earth.

I think we have no chance now, since the permafrost will outgas tremendous amounts of Methane and Carbon Dioxide.

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Posted in: Scientists warn of dire effects as Mediterranean heats up See in context

Most folk do not get it: It is going to get much worse.

We have destabilized the Stable State of the climate and now conditions will oscillate between extremes until it finds a new Stable state. It may not be conducive to human habitat.

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Posted in: Japan's industry minister inspects crippled Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

That water contains more than tritium, since the treatment plant was less than effective and broke down repeatedly. I suggest it get tested.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

The bombs ended the war without an invasion.

The burning of the cities by Curtis LeMay were war crimes.

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Posted in: UK sea levels rising quicker than century ago: study See in context

World-wide floods and fires and other environmental calamities have just started. We have destabilized the Stable State of the Climate which is the resultant of interactions between massive and complex systems. By injection of additional CO2, the perturbed system now will oscillate between extremes until it finds a new Stable State. It may one not be conducive to human habitation.

I earned a Master of Science in this field in 1982, just in time for Reagan to destroy what we had achieved at that point. Now it is undeniable.

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Posted in: UK sea levels rising quicker than century ago: study See in context

I am surprised we still have climate change deniers.

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Posted in: Japanese junior high school girl removed from class for three days for grooming her eyebrows See in context

This is not about eyebrows, it is about control and control freaks.

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Posted in: Britain, Japan said to be looking to merge Tempest and F-X fighter programs See in context

"Harrier was the only jet,that the US ever bought from England"

Nope. The Canberra, our B-57, was a very versatile and useful aircraft.

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Posted in: Do you think more nuclear power plants should be reactivated in Japan to avert a power shortage? See in context

I was on a team which tested the safety systems of GE Mark I and Mark II Boiling Water Reactors, just like the ones in Fukushima. Nuclear power is not just unsafe, it is terribly uneconomical. Government must find ways to ignore Big Money alrady invested in the nuclear economic black holes. In addition, we can help by doing our part. We invested in a PV system on the house which now powers our electric cars. We get free power, since it paid back in three years.

We can all do something.

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Posted in: What are some movies that had such a profound effect on you that you thought about the subject matter for days after you saw them? See in context

Fail Safe. I was in the Air Force at the time, before going to the war which was bringing us closer to action with the Soviets. Another was The Bedford Incident, way too close to reality to me at the time, which was followed when the Vincennes did its own shootdown by a hyped-up crew.

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Posted in: What are you doing in your daily life to conserve electricity during the current heatwave? See in context

I invested in PV solar, which powers the A/C.

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Posted in: Tokyo marks record 9th day of temperatures above 35 C See in context

Are there climate change deniers in Japan like in the US?

Sometimes, I think our US conservatives are the only ones on Earth who still deny the science.

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Posted in: Mercury climbs to 40.1 C in Japan; national record for June See in context

Hold on. folks, because climate change is just beginning. Those of us who studied this have known it was coming but were ridiculed by those without significant education.

I do not hear much climate change-denying this summer in the US. But the damage has been done.

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Posted in: Mercury climbs to 40.1 C in Japan; national record for June See in context

Is the US the only nation with climate deniers?

Any in Japan?

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

Now, if conservatives could only find a way to have every American baby born with a sidearm, and come out shooting, will they be happy.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

Conservatives care nothing for human life, they only care about control of others.

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Posted in: U.S. nuclear industry hopes to expand output with new reactors See in context

I just read the US analyses of these technologies from past endeavors, and it does not look good: The cost savings from "modular" construction is turning out to be illusory. The smaller diameter cores mean lower burnup rates, and more complex and long-lasting nuclear waste. Using 3,000,000 F degree neutrons to boil water is nonsense. Boiling water to steam this way is not practical, with very high costs and dangers.

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Posted in: Considering climate change, wars, food security, price hikes, the pandemic, migration, racial and political divisions -- what do you think the world be like in 10 years? See in context

Having earned a Master of Science in Environmental Management in 1982 and watching our progress in sending ourselves to extinction, I confidently predict very few humans will be alive in one hundred years.

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Posted in: China vows it will fight to the end to stop Taiwan independence See in context

China will risk a world-wide nuclear war to get Taiwan.

If Xi does nothing else, he will take Taiwan to cover his other failures.

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Posted in: Aging Fukui nuclear reactor to restart in August, 2 months early See in context

Having been part of a team which tested the safety systems of these reactor types, I can say NO! to those who want to restart them.

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Posted in: North Korea test-fires salvo of 8 short-range missiles See in context

Meanwhile, twenty people starved to death in one area last week in North Korea.

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Posted in: Shimane Prefecture OKs restart of nuclear reactor See in context

I was part of a team in 1979 which tested BWRs and their safety systems.

They are dangerous. Do not restart them.

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Posted in: Cruise control See in context

Having worked alongside test pilots and astronauts at the Air Force Flight Test Center back when we flew X-15s, all three variants of Blackbirds and both XB-70s, I can say this silly film is just adolescence in afterburner. The real professionals are nowhere near as juvenile as Cruse.

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Posted in: Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage See in context

PV panels provide shade as they generate electricity for air conditioners.

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Posted in: Tons of Japanese nuclear waste may be destined for overseas disposal See in context

Have the high level managers take some home with them every day.

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Posted in: Swiss seek to bury radioactive waste in clay See in context

Nuclear waste should be divided up and sent home with the major decision-makers in utilities which inflicted this on us.

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Posted in: Swiss seek to bury radioactive waste in clay See in context

We are now seeing the tip of the iceberg which is world-wide contamination from our Faustian bargain with things nuclear. Following generations, if any, will curse us and ask why we could be so short-sighted and stupid.

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