Question for the left regarding alternative energy and climate change

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    Do you think it's possible to make quick and meaningful progress towards breaking our dependence on fossil fuels without embracing nuclear power and improving the technology?
     
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    not at the rate we consume it..
     
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    I guess I made this thread because it seems that a lot on the left don't like nuclear, and I just don't see any way we make a dent in fossil fuel use without nuclear power. China is building hundreds and hundreds of nuclear power plants because they understand that at this point in time nuclear energy is necessary. I think the rest of the world should be doing the same.
     
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    Anyone with half a brain knows that to step up to the level humans seek currently a better source of power must be found and fusion is the answer for many..So don't invest in windmills..Although alternative is good for off the grid applications...
     
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    and if energy can neither be created or destroyed only altered why in the hell do I get bill for consumption?
     
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    Are you afraid we are going to run out?
     
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    Not as long as I have sunshine to grow weed..
     
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    In my view, we need to go big into Nuke Power with and understanding that it is to bridge the time it takes to make solar, tidal, wind, and other renewables the standard rather than the exception. Given that it is designed to be a short-term fix (50-80 years or so), I think it should be mandated that the Navy run the plants from top to bottom. They have proven that they are 100% capable of running nuclear powered vessels in every conceivable climate and conditions. There is always risks but the experience, the knowledge, and the absence of nepotism, outsourcing, contracting, etc… would give me greater confidence at the safety of the plants.

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    I wonder if dead drug addicts can be turned into crude oil?
     
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    Hemp is faster and cheaper..
     

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