[lit-ideas] Re: Today's situation with food

  • From: "Julie Krueger" <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 22:48:45 -0500

Is David talking to himself?

Julie Krueger


On 5/29/08, David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Well said. That is the problem, in a nutshell, that the majority  will not
> exercise limited use.  I suspect that even coal would suffice if only...
> That is, fundamentally, my argument against religious veggiedom.  That is to
> say, that abstention from the consumption of meat is not enough, it is
> merely a star(t) on the horizon...
>
> egregiously yours,
> d.
>
>    I recently heard a discussion with pro-nuclear power types who claim
> it's not dangerous.  They made a pretty good case.  The problem from what I
> could tell is that we don't really have much choice.  Natural gas powers a
> lot of our electricity (oil is mostly transportation, agriculture, plastics
> and the like) and natural gas is going the way of oil which is to say, it's
> a finite resource, running down.  Water is running down too, so states that
> use hydroelectric power may start to see declines in the not too distant
> future.  Biofuel is a waste, literally.
>
>
>
> The problem with nuclear power plants is that they take about 10 years to
> come on line, and they take oil to build, so we need to get started on them
> pretty quick, and of course where to bury the rods (some can be recycled I
> think).  Unfortunately, we need so many power plants that there's only
> enough uranium for about 20 years if enough plants were to be built to power
> everything.
>
>
>
> The real answer is conservation, lots of conservation, plus wind and solar
> farms out in the desert.  Also conserving water big time and transporting
> goods by rail and water instead of truck.  I heard/read that Algeria I think
> is coming up with solar farms, these huge magnified mirror type things, such
> that they may be able to power Europe.   We're not even beginning to think
> about anything at all.
>
>
>
>
>
> --- On *Fri, 5/30/08, David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx>* wrote:
>
> From: David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Today's situation with food
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, May 30, 2008, 3:02 AM
>
> Always a Roberts reader, and even a secret Irene affic...  I wouldn't bust
> your (non-pork) chops if I didn't generally agree with you.  By-the-by, what
> are your thoughts on nuke power, considering that we cannot reasonably
> expect the masses to limit their consumption of electricity.
>
> turning a dynamo,
> d.
>
>    An interesting discussion on today's situation with food, offering
> solutions as well as problems, from On Point:
>
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> http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2008/05/20080528_a_main.asp
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