By robin_reala - 5 hours ago
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We face a crisis that we can never stop talking about, 'climate change'. There is a easy and simply model to follow to make a massive impact on this problem, but somehow for reasons of pure bias, ignorance and misinformation we do not do this.
Nuclear power could have and should have solved this problem by now. Nuclear power was on track to replace older energy technologies faster then any earlier energy transition.
But somehow we failed, mostly because of the anti-humans, sometimes called 'environmentalists' who declared war on nuclear above even coal. They declared their goal in terms of anti-nuclear as 'increase regulation to a point where nuclear becomes unprofitable' and they have largely succeeded.
Since then the environmental movement has grown, and the problem they fight have grown, but they never went back and ganged their totally flawed assumptions about nuclear and they continue to spread outright lies and misinformation about nuclear energy.
I would not blame them alone, but the reality is the whole population now basically believes most of these lies, its tragic. The left often accuses the right of being anti-science but in reality most anti-GMO, anti-Nuclear people are form the left.
nickik - 2 hours ago
But, title is misleading: This map doesn't show consumption or total production.
Moreover an option "Show wind" emphasis that countries with less green electricity poison other countries. Which is false. From this map it looks that Europe suffers from Estonia and Poland being there. If we'll consider total production from http://world.bymap.org/ElectricityProduction.html we have following data:
- Estonia: 12900000 (tons / year)
- Poland: 108750000 (tons / year)
- Germany: 228717000 (tons / year)
Without having total numbers there, my feeling is that this page tries to manipulate.
trzeci - 5 hours ago
Some other links:
Data from the Irish grid: http://www.eirgridgroup.com/__uuid/2e0badb7-e18f-47bd-8eff-8...
Grid in Denmark (scroll down to the map): https://en.energinet.dk/
Visualization of the networks, no real-time information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/infrastructure/transparency_platf...
Finished this posting, and noticed that they already have a nice page explaining their data sources: https://github.com/tmrowco/electricitymap-contrib#real-time-...
tralarpa - 5 hours ago
kingosticks - 4 hours ago
gravelc - 4 hours ago
I understand the issues with nuclear waste, but it seems that's the current trade-off, if you want lower CO2 emissions and don't have access to large rivers.
mrweasel - 5 hours ago
This site would show 1 family on a little island with a coal furnace as worse than an entire nation burning gas.
dcahill-ieee - 5 hours ago
nickcotter - 13 minutes ago