X-Message-Number: 15063
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2000 03:10:23 +0000
From: Philip Rhoades <>
Subject: Gore and CO2, plutonium "disposal"

>Message #15060
>Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 17:01:40 EST
>Subject: Gore and CO2, plutonium "disposal"
> >"Gore has been fighting to reduce CO2 a lot."
>   No, Gore has been fighting to eliminate nuclear power which produces no
>greenhouse gases and replace it with coal. He may say that C02 is bad, but
>his actions would be more consistent with someone afraid of ice ages and
>determined to get all Earth's carbon back into the biosphere (which might be
>the right thing to do, we don't know.)

That's right, we DON'T know and we should be more cautious about stuffing 
it up . . therefore we should be not be changing climates just for the 
temporary advantage of the few . .

>   As far as plutonium goes, the Earth already disposed of 20,000 pounds of
>plutonium from a natural uranium reactor in Africa back in Age of Algae, so
>let's not panic. Plutonium is not a god or demon, it's just an element that
>will give off energy in a reactor if you fission it.

What are you talking about here?  As far as I know there is a linear 
response by organisms to developing cancers and other life-threatening 
problems when exposed to increasing amounts of radiation.  This also 
applies to other carcinogens.  You might want to be lab rat but a lot of 
other people don't . .



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