Socialist policies are presented as the solution to climate change, but this directly contradicts the history of socialism. Not only is socialism not the solution, but it would cause the United States to reverse much of the progress it has already made to combat climate change.
The revolutionary NSPS technology from Exlterra could lead to people once again inhabiting a clean and thriving Chernobyl in the very near future. Private companies like Exlterra are showing the way to a cleaner, greener environment.
"For advanced reactors, we're looking at using new material to transport that heat, like liquid metals, because metal conducts heat really well, better than water. We can also use salts [in molten form] to circulate the heat through the system. Those are just two examples of six different advanced reactor concepts that are being proposed right now."
In a debate about solutions and what to do about this risk it’s important to think not just in terms of “the science” but all the sciences – plural – especially economics and math. And in the spirit of the film’s wonderful “Last Supper” scene, that’s a conversation that all sides should approach with honesty and grace.
"All of these stories are worrying--but they are not the full picture. But the reality is that nuclear energy is much, much safer than many of us are led to believe. In fact, a 2013 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology found that up to that point, nuclear energy had actually saved an estimated 2 million lives since 1971."
As the issues of climate and the environment continue to shape the GOP’s vision for 2022, it is important and encouraging to have conservative leadership from members such as Congressman Westerman. He is offering durable and pragmatic solutions that bolster our natural and economic environment.