Right There, Right Now
In the recently posted piece Seeing Through Global Warming, I quoted extracts from an article by Denis Rancourt, who points out some of the obvious flaws in the doomsayers' line and suggests that the principal reason why the whole circus is being encouraged and hyped is that it presents no real threat to the reigning financial power structure and diverts attention from more important issues.
One important delusion that thrives as a consequence is the ongoing fraud that the world faces an energy shortage, and that what remains must be conserved, rationed, exorbitantly priced, and fought for. A big part of the scam is the plugging of things like solar power and windmills, which could never come remotely close to meeting the needs of an advanced industrial society, and foster an illusion of desperation in which everything must be tried.
We've just added a book to the Heretics catalog entitled Creating the New World, by Theodore Rockwell. At one point the author calculates that if processing through breeder reactors were permitted, the uranium sitting in American enrichment facilities right now would yield the energy equivalent of over three times the world's total oil resources, plus all the recoverable coal in the U.S.A. According to the Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2007, 251 nuclear plants are at various stages of planning and construction worldwide. Not one is being built in the United States.