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Being Green Now Includes New Nuclear Plants - It's The Only Solution
Whether or not, you believe there is a climate crisis or this man caused the only thing that's been constant here on earth has been change. And particularly the weather it's been much hotter and much colder than it is right now.
I do believe that we have climate crises from time to time.
[00:00:24]We know that there were cavemen and women living during the ice age. And I think they might call that a crisis. We've also had times where people. We're going and having a great life, the garden of Eden, you might think where the carbon dioxide levels were much higher than they are today. And that means the plants were greener.
[00:00:49] They grew more verdun to everything else. Okay. So there is a whole lot of change and it's been going on for. Now the statistics I've seen that make a lot of sense to me, show that there is warming going on. Now that doesn't mean that we're not going to about to drop into an ice age or mini ice age. Heck we had one of those back in the day.
[00:01:14]In the 18 hundreds or 17 hundreds over in England, a little mini ice age. So it happens and it swings both ways, but I remember very well back in the seventies, everyone was saying, oh, we're about to go into an ice age. We've got to do something about it. And we had science telling us that we needed to spread oil on the polar ice caps and on the Sahara desert in order to.
[00:01:42] Get more heat to stay here on the earth. Or we were about to enter a major ice age. Look it up. It's there. You might not want to use the Google because they do sensors stuff pretty heavily that they don't want you to see. So use duck go, but even Google. Has articles on this. I guess they're not all bad.
[00:02:04] So we've got to be very careful when we're looking at solutions that maybe are less than 1% our fault. In fact, it looks like it's far less than 1%. Our fault global warming is usually from the sun and the sun goes through cycles. So you have to be careful about those cycles and what you know, what's going on.
[00:02:29] So what I don't want to see us do is severely hurt ourselves. Hurting our economy is hurting people. People end up just struggling and in major depression and committing suicide. Look at what happened with the lockdowns that we just had and the year 2020. It was a bad thing. So do we really want to need jerk and cause serious harm to a lot of people.
[00:02:58] Now I am an environmentalist, the original type of environmentalist, right? Duck hunters were probably the most original of all of them and hunters in general, where duck hunters bought thousands of acres of land and put it into production. So that it could be left in its pristine state. So I'm really into all of that stuff.
[00:03:22] I'm think that makes sense. I don't think it makes sense for government to do it, but I think it makes sense. So here's what I'm struggling with right now. We've got people who used to drive Prius's who are now driving electric cars. Electric cars are highly toxic. They're using minerals that are mined in toxic places.
[00:03:48] They're using processes to process those minerals that are toxic as well. And it's been done in countries that are not controlling their toxic waste. No, even the plastic in the oceans, it's coming from seven rivers, none of them in the United States, but all of them, India, China, those are the primary ones.
[00:04:13] So what are we supposed to do with these cars? It's not only toxic in manufacturing, the cars and their batteries. It's toxic to dispose of them. We have no good way to dispose of the Carter, the batteries from your test. No good way to do it. Highly toxic, much, much worse, much, much worse than a diesel Humvee.
[00:04:37] So if we want electric cars and I can see why, I love the idea of electric cars. Absolutely love them. They're faster. They're comfortable. They're quiet. And they don't have tailpipe emissions. Now, remember that it's tail pipe emissions. It's not they're green because they're anything but green don't let anyone fool you into thinking that they are.
[00:05:01] How do we make the electricity? We've got a lot of people running around, out there who are saying when it comes to electricity and electrical generation, nuclear is terrible. It's going to kill us all. And they're thinking about Jane Fonda running around there, the China syndrome movie from the seventies, and they think of Chernobyl.
[00:05:20] That is technology in both of those cases. That's 50 to 70 years old. The new nuclear technology can no more have a meltdown than a ball that set at the bottom of a mountain is going to roll uphill. The new nuclear technology that we have today is not in widespread use because the regulations that are in place from the federal government still require 1950s to 1970s technology.
[00:05:55] They don't take into account this new technology, six generation nuclear. They cannot melt down because they use basic physics to keep control. Of the nuclear reactions and what happens afterwards? Look at Chernobyl. Look at the China syndrome stuff. Look at what happened at three mile island and all of those cases, they had systems that had to be active systems.
[00:06:20] They had pumps to pump cooling water in. What happens then when you don't have power like Fukushima, they have their generators so low that any sort of a flood. Would make those diesel generators shut down and then you have the meltdown, like they had it Fukushima, reactor. None of that is possible with the modern reactor.
[00:06:45] On April 30th, the Indian point nuclear plant in New York. This is an article from a Yahoo news was shut down 30 miles north of New York city. So it had provided electricity. The in fact, the overwhelming majority of New York city's carbon free electricity for decades, union jobs for a thousand people, federal regulators said the plant was perfectly safe, but Andrew Cuomo.
[00:07:14] The brilliant man running the state of New York is a key figure behind this. He said that the shuttering of this nuclear plan brought us a big step closer to achieving our aggressive, clean energy goals. These new nuclear plants, aren't going to melt down. And by the way, these new nuclear plants generate almost no way.
[00:07:38] After 20 years, the nuclear material is replaced and recycled. It is recycled back into other nuclear power generators. It, this stuff is absolutely amazing. So what happened after Cuomo shut down the Indian point nuclear power plant? The first full month, according to again, AP associated press the full and they are no conservative.
[00:08:06] The first full month without the plant has seen a 46% increase in the average carbon intensity of statewide electric and generation Y while they had to switch over to natural gas, they burning natural gas. They had to switch over to coal in some cases, right? What are they going to do? New York generated 9.3 terawatt hours, electricity and average carbon intensity of 174 kilograms per megawatt hour may was the first month after two year process of shutting down Indian points to one gigawatt reactor.
[00:08:47] Okay. So one gigawatt out of 9.3 terawatts okay. That's 9,300 gigawatts. Okay. So it's a small percentage of the actual electricity that was generated. And yet it accounted for so much clean energy that it ended up changing the amount and the amount of carbon emissions by 46%. When you look at it from a clean energy generation standpoint, it's absolutely amazing nightmares should have seen coming and German nuclear power.
[00:09:21] In Germany provided about a third of the country's power in 2000, and then they had this green party thing, it says, oh, we're all against, this is terrible. And so they can get a lot good. And they managed to close plans, citing health and safety concerns. So they went from a third of their electrical power coming from nuclear to 11%.
[00:09:45] We have two. Smart, not people we absolutely do. There's a recent paper that showed over the last two decades where we've been closing nuclear plants slowly but surely led to our carbon dioxide increase of 36 mega tons a year with increased air pollution predicted to kill 1100 people annually. Does that make sense to you guys?
[00:10:11] What's going on. So giving the stakes of global warming that these same people are constantly talking about why are we doing what we are doing? Why is there so much hostility to it? I've found a really interesting quote in here and it's from someone you might've heard. Yeah. Alexandria, Ocasio, Cortez.
[00:10:38] Remember her green new deal that would end up costing every American family, $120,000 plus after some initial hesitation now AP is reporting that AOC has said her green new deal leaves the door open for nuclear power. Jeremy Corbyn over in the UK. You've heard of him, his labor party and the former Brazilian president Luis de Salva.
[00:11:02] And Bolivia's ecosocialist former president evil. Miralis have all said that nuclear is an idea whose time may well have. So let's pay attention here. Let's wake up. Okay. We've got to make sure that we are doing the right thing. Oh, and the writer of this AP story. Yeah. He's the author of the socialist manifesto, the case for radical politics in an era of extreme inequality.
[00:11:35] So I have some hope. This guy is a radical socialist slash communist, frankly, fascist. And even he thinks we need to give the new nuclear another chance.
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