Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Thorium nuke plants can burn radioactive waste.
In fact, many of today's current reactors can be made to burn the waste.

That would be nice.

On the subject of the Green New Deal, these sorts of on-the-ground projects with triple-bottom-line benefits need to be the focus of action (biochar, microbes, clean electricity). It is entirely possible to change the way we live and do business to a Green Way, that does not involve negative sacrifices. Some crap that we currently think of as a "higher standard of living" does need to go, but it will be an improvement in quality of life, not a sacrifice.

"Conservative", politically speaking, means "fear of change" (nod to Hatrack's amygdalic God). Well, change is a comin', whether you fear it or not. Most of the change, ala New Green Deal, can be positive, if we are intelligent enough to embrace it and work it with integrity and good intent.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller