Earth has 0.039% Carbon Dioxide. To put it in simple terms, Venus is like having an entire planet made up of Mount Saint Helen's bigger cousins, the majority of whom are active.
The fact Venus has no moon, and a retrograde rotation are also interesting differences.
Nuclear fission is significantly more reliable than solar power. It's clean. It's immensely powerful. Eventually fusion will supplant it, but currently to be concerned about the environment and against nuclear power is the height of ignorance.
Wireless energy transmission would be pretty helpful. Then you could put huge panels in orbit or at a nearby LaGrange point and never have to worry about a cloudy day.
One of the problems with the government throwing a ton of money at a particular solution is it takes away incentives from other areas and the government is the least qualified to make these decisions.
Not a favorite. Just logical.Just because one of these technologies is your favorite doesn't mean that one should be favored over the others because you don't know where the next leap in efficiency could come from.
Every day, our Sun beats more energy into the world’s deserts than is used by the entire human race in a year. Every joule of energy in the world’s oil reserves was put there by the sun, millions of years ago. Even uranium was created in the death-rattle explosion of some ancient star.
I could buy a 12oz beer from a stadium for $7
go to the bar and get one for $4
buy a keg and get 165 servings for less than $1 a drink
Fission on the other hand works very well now. And fusion seems to be becoming more viable all the time.
The waste from nuclear power is deadly for tens of thousands of years. Deadly for longer than the lifetime of the machines the stuff was made with and buildings it was made in. It is EXTEMELY "messy" and it is EXTREMELY selfish to create waste that will last that long in order to have electricity for a couple of decades.
Imagine if the Roman Empire had left behind piles of nuclear waste all over their former empire. The history books would make them out to be a$$h0les not the great civilization we currently do.
post this from Wikipedia:
Also of interest is Obama's efforts to increase the volume of nuclear waste produced by nuclear power plants. I don't suppose that has anything to do with his interest in Solar power or other less efficient "green" sources.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Everyone is in favor of nuclear bc they know it will never come to fruition.
At the same time "renewable energy" is being subsidized at up to 5 times the rate of nuclear power.
If you could just keep the damn politics of of the solution we could make great strides in energy independence.
What America and its allies need to do is focus the combined monies and best minds in the free world into a modern manhattan project. Figure out how to build fusion reactors on a massive scale,this will allow us to change the way civilization thinks about energy.