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Old 06-06-2010, 12:49 AM
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Admittedly other alternatives also run the same risk. Nuclear power? Chernobyl. Hydroelectric? The damming rapes the area, and if mismanaged you'd have an artificial flood on your hands. Safer types like wind and solar power don't generate nearly enough power, so you're screwed anyway.
We should be working on developing wind and solar so that they do generate enough power, that's the fact.

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BP is stupid. The only thing I am worried about is the sea and its wildlife.





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Old 06-13-2010, 02:04 AM
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Wind and solar are far too limited to solve the problem, they can only be part of a solution. There is NOTHING wrong with nuclear power; the stigma on it is completely unjustified. Chernobyl was a disaster waiting to happen from the very start; the Soviets skipped practically every safety measure that reactors of their time or now were supposed to have. Meanwhile, technology has only improved so that nuclear energy is probably as safe or safer than fossil fuels. Hell, France gets 80% of its power from nuclear. There's nothing wrong with it.
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I live in LA, where the oil is right on the coast.. :[

My mom talked to someone about it and they said, "We should stop using gas anyway and convert to fossil fuel."

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I live in LA, where the oil is right on the coast.. :[

My mom talked to someone about it and they said, "We should stop using gas anyway and convert to fossil fuel."

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Lmao. Doesn't look good for America, does it?
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Lmao. Doesn't look good for America, does it?
No it doesn't.

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To lighten the mood.

Seriously, though, something is very wrong with these people. If money is everything for them, things like this are bound to happen. Social responsibility needs to be taken, especially in an unstable industry such as this. If they're going to keep pumping the ocean, what will happen when it dries up? Oil dependency is crazy. We need to find a way off this finite resource before it's too late.
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Wind and solar are far too limited to solve the problem, they can only be part of a solution. There is NOTHING wrong with nuclear power; the stigma on it is completely unjustified. Chernobyl was a disaster waiting to happen from the very start; the Soviets skipped practically every safety measure that reactors of their time or now were supposed to have. Meanwhile, technology has only improved so that nuclear energy is probably as safe or safer than fossil fuels. Hell, France gets 80% of its power from nuclear. There's nothing wrong with it.
The problem with nuclear is that it isn't green. It's far more abundant to be sure, but there's still the very large problem of nuclear waste that needs to be disposed of. Right now the only way anyone has thought of to do it has either been dump it in a river or bury it reeeeally deep, which also has the problem of us eventually running out of space as well as the fact of nuclear radiation seeping into the earth, which is, you know, not good. Figure out how to properly deal with nuclear waste and I'll agree with you.
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Perhaps BP is a terrorist organization funded by the British government and this oil spill was an attempt to sabotage the United States.

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I'm guessing probably not. But there's always the possibility :)
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The problem with nuclear is that it isn't green. It's far more abundant to be sure, but there's still the very large problem of nuclear waste that needs to be disposed of. Right now the only way anyone has thought of to do it has either been dump it in a river or bury it reeeeally deep, which also has the problem of us eventually running out of space as well as the fact of nuclear radiation seeping into the earth, which is, you know, not good. Figure out how to properly deal with nuclear waste and I'll agree with you.
Run out of space? Lol. The amount of nuclear waste that is produced from a reactor is TINY compared with the amount of pollution poured out from an equivalent amount (energy-production wise) of fossil fuels. Not to mention that spent nuclear fuel rods can actually be recycled (atm the process is more expensive than buying new rods though, so nobody in the US does it). Nuclear waste is not the kind of everything-around-it-dies thing pop culture has portrayed it to be. Properly disposed of in the ground, the amount of radiation that will actually affect anything living is minuscule, far less than the natural radiation you receive from the sun, space, or just natural radioactive materials surrounding you. Heck, living nearby a properly-managed nuclear waste disposal dump is probably safer than breathing in the air in New York City. Nuclear power plant workers receive less radiation than airplane pilots who fly the high-altitude New York-Tokyo route. The dangers of nuclear power have been grossly exaggerated.

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Well you know what that means.

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if you ask me I think BP will sell the consumer all the waterdown ocean water petro for higher price,(that they have been siphoning) to cover for the .. oopsy doopsy ...
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The problem with nuclear is that it isn't green. It's far more abundant to be sure, but there's still the very large problem of nuclear waste that needs to be disposed of. Right now the only way anyone has thought of to do it has either been dump it in a river or bury it reeeeally deep, which also has the problem of us eventually running out of space as well as the fact of nuclear radiation seeping into the earth, which is, you know, not good. Figure out how to properly deal with nuclear waste and I'll agree with you.
Send it off into space. There problem solved. xD
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I'm more concerned that there are no visible ways (to me, anyway) for the public to help. It's understandable if they don't want civilians rushing in there and spraying pelicans with Febreeze, but I haven't seen much campaigning for aid--financial or otherwise--though I'm sure it's needed. Just blame-slinging.
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I'm more concerned that there are no visible ways (to me, anyway) for the public to help. It's understandable if they don't want civilians rushing in there and spraying pelicans with Febreeze, but I haven't seen much campaigning for aid--financial or otherwise--though I'm sure it's needed. Just blame-slinging.
You can always go down to Louisiana and offer to help clean up birds :/ And I highly doubt that it would be good press for BP to ask for financial aid.
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