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originally posted by: Eunuchorn
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Did you really talk about bill gates attempting to aid poverty? We could end poverty worldwide for less money than the US taxpayers pay towards the prison industrial complex in a decade.
75 people have more money than 3 billion. The 7 Walmart heirs have more than bottom 40% of Americans combined.
Our species is pathetic & we need to be ended.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: jinni73
I sure hope you are sarcastic, because that sounds like the most insane (oh and paranoid) thing I've ever read if serious.
To compute potential future effects, we started with the projected nuclear energy supply for 2010-2050 from an assessment made by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency that takes into account the effects of the Fukushima accident (ref. 4). We assume that the projected nuclear energy is canceled and replaced entirely by energy from either coal or natural gas. We calculate that this nuclear phaseout scenario leads to an average of 420,000-7 million deaths and 80-240 GtCO2-eq emissions globally (the high-end values reflect the all coal case; see Figs. 1 and 3). This emissions range corresponds to 16-48% of the "allowable" cumulative CO2 emissions between 2012-2050 if the world chooses to aim for a target atmospheric CO2 concentration of 350 ppm by around the end of this century (ref. 5). In other words, projected nuclear power could reduce the CO2 mitigation burden for meeting this target by as much as 16-48%.
The largest uncertainties and limitations of our analysis stem from the assumed values for impacts per unit electric energy produced. However, we emphasize that our results for both prevented mortality and prevented GHG emissions could be substantial underestimates. This is because (among other reasons) our mortality and emission factors are based on analysis of Europe and the US (respectively), and thus neglect the fact that fatal air pollution and GHG emissions from power plants in developing countries are on average substantially higher per unit energy produced than in developed countries.