@dajbelshaw re: blight green - i find this bit overly pessimistic. "Geo engineering" is "large scale", but how do we define that exactly? There are dreams like the Sinai peninsula project (linked) and there are restoration projects that have pretty big impacts (like Onondaga Lake restoration). Is restoration NOT Geo engineering? Also nuclear power has a very bad rep. However, production and nuclear waste disposal *can* be safe/non-polluting. amp.theguardian.com/environmen

@epilepticrabbit 🤔 I'd love to read something on how nuclear can be anything other than terrible for the planet for thousands of years?

@dajbelshaw i mean nuclear is an absolute rabbit hole when you get into it so here's a starter for ten from UN and referencing 2018 IPCC report. news.un.org/en/story/2021/08/1

@epilepticrabbit OK, well I'll see that and raise you the fact that nuclear power stations tend to be next to the sea, and sea levels are rising


@dajbelshaw @epilepticrabbit Intario (the Canadian province where I live, with 15 million people) has very quietly been generating energy from non-carbon sources fo years now, most of which is nuclear (and less than 4% from natural gas or oil). So I think nuclear can be a viable solution, if you focus on what works, and not on what doesn't. cer-rec.gc.ca/en/data-analysis

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