Originally Posted by Funky
Now what bothers me is how much the western governments are lying. Why would they lie? Because there's big money to be made as long as we think the world is doomed due to global warming.
I see it completely the opposite, Western Governements have been lying more about global warming NOT happening as there's far more money to be made in pumping and selling oil and NOT dealing with the pollution consequences. Pollution is always expensive to deal with properly and it's always cheaper to ignore than address it.
There's also the fact that cars currently can't be converted to run on anything that we have enough of or the infrastructure to supply. Biofuels are made in tiny amounts and difficult to find if you are prepared to look for them. It's not possible at the moment for a whole country for example to convert to an "alternative" energy resource, let alone the world.
Money to made from nuclear fuel? it's only really used to any great degree by countries that don't have much of an alternative source of energy i.e. fossil fuels. Those countries that have enough fossil fuels use them, that indicates to me that nuclear fuel is not as much of a money spinner as fossil fuels are. Much of the cost comes from the fact that nuclear waste has to be dealt with more thoroughly than waste carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels which can just be dumped into the atmosphere for now and dealt with later - there seems to be something of a theme going on here!