Little Smoky Joe

Little Smoky Joe

Weekends during my childhood often involved watching old Abbott and Costello films on one of the local television channels. One bit had Costello find Abbott and some other men playing craps. Costello naively asked what they were doing, and Abbott, thinking Lou was a...
The Fukushima Rebuttal

The Fukushima Rebuttal

Regular readers know that I shill pretty consistently for nuclear power, both as the best path for remediating global warming (should remediation actually be required) and as a clean, pro-environment power source in general. I don’t only do so on this blog...
Misplaced Outrage

Misplaced Outrage

Greta Thunberg, the sixteen year old darling-du-jour of environmental activism, just got named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, presumably for having the audacity to blare “How dare you!” at the adults who aren’t destroying their...
Clearing The Air

Clearing The Air

There are 86 coal power plants currently in operation in the US. Collectively, they have a capacity of 107 GW of electricity, and provided 27% of the nation’s total power in 2018. They emit 1.97 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. It is fairly well...