Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tar Sands - Destroying North America - Not Needed If We Develop the Thorium Reactor

Cheap Oil instead of Clean Running Thorium Reactors.

Do you think it's worth it?

Did you know it takes 7 YEARS to heat up a tar sand field before you can extract the oil?  That's 7 YEARS average of burning fossil fuel just to get a field started.

When it get's going, you get about a gallon of oil for every gallon of water used.  Then you start needing more and more water to extract each gallon of oil.  10 gallons, 30 gallons, 100 gallons, and up and up and up.

America gets 51% of it's oil this way now, from Alberta Canada.

Everything involved with this process leaves behind permanent heavy metals.  The stuff that doesn't go away.

We CHOSE this over developing the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Molten Salt Reactor.

I'm not a tree huger.  If oil was our best option, then go ahead:

  • Bomb the shit out of the Middle East
  • Kill families with Drones
  • Give Tanks to the bad guys, Over and Over again
  • Keep us at War for another 50 years
  • Completely destroy as many Bioms as you can
  • Drill baby drill

Screw it, I'm old now and need to stay warm.  I don't have children.

The truth is, everyone, every decision maker and policy writer in the U.S. , knows there's a better course of action over the next 50 years.

America has chosen, Tar Sands, Fracking and Endless War. 

There is an adage in business, that you fail when you grab an ever increasing share of a diminishing market.

America has signed on for at least another 20 years of war.  After all the blood has been spilled, it will all have been for nothing.

China will have the Thorium Reactor and the Rare Earths to build a green future.  America will have debt and destruction.

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