Role of Science P1

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Department
School of Environment
Course
ENV222H1
Professor
Mairi Mac Donald
Semester
Winter

Description
Thursday, February 10, 2011 Prof. MacDonald ENV222H1S The role of science Renewable technology (nuclear) it is a reliable source of electricity unlike the intermmitent solar and wind McGuinty government: has shifted from coal (due to air pollution) to conservation and renewables, but we have kept nuclear counterargument there are fossil fuels that are relible; there is still the question of nuclear waste safety of the plants (accidents as Cherynobil - it is safer than coal) fears of terrorist attacks: facilities are large so probability is very rare but very significant Complex technological systems being more susceptible to attacks; eco approach: small is beautiful tied to nuclear proliferation: there is a very likely way that it could be bombed prof: no nuclear is not viable prof: irreversability and technological development there is a real advantage to get started on new technologies, and once they are
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