> Phoebe Sux Wrote:
> You really do just eat up whatever shit they serve you on fox news...
> what you are looking for is called a life cycle analysis- an engineering
> assessment of the total impact a product or process has over its life
> cycle including production (raw resources, infrastructure, etc), use ,
> maintenance and eventual dissolution. Yes, obviously wind, solar and
> nuclear all require energy, resources and machinery to construct - but
> do you think natural gas and coal infrastructure just what, pop into
> existence out of thin air?
> Granted, environmental impact is a multifaceted problem and many of
> these analyses have to rely on quantifiable data like CO2 emissions as
> opposed to other impacts like you know, removing entire sections of a
> mountain, destabilizing large areas underground or dumping thousands of
> gallons of crude into an ecosystem, but no matter which way you slice it
> fossil fuel have impacts that are orders of magnitude higher than
> cleaner energy sources. Plus solar/ wind/etc and how they can interface
> with our power grids are comparatively new technologies with lots of
> room for improving efficiency and reducing impact- not to mention a much
> higher potential for sustainable job creation (jobs that wont knock
> 15-20 years from your life expectancy)
> The climate is being destroyed before our very eyes- it's a scientific
> fact- and all you can think to do is whine about politicians who are
> actually trying to do something to revert it. Stop watching fox and go
> get an informed opinion.
Thank you, I enjoyed reading that.