The Sierra Club of Canada (SCC) has confirmed its continued opposition to nuclear power. (Shocking!)
In response to an expected announcement by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) that Ontario should commit to building new nuclear power plants, Elizabeth May, the Executive Director of SCC has promised that her organization will “raise holy hell”.
Those of you who are regular readers may remember Ms. May’s name from our note titled Pro and anti-nuclear activists argue in Montreal, when she was described as “screeching” her opposition to considering the beneficial effects of nuclear power with regard to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
No matter how loudly Ms. May screeches or what kind of hell her followers raise, they will have a difficult time convincing me that an energy source that is clean enough to operate inside sealed submarines should be off the table when it comes to solving the problem of global climate change. When you consider all of the other nasty stuff in addition to CO2 that comes out of the stacks and exhaust pipes of coal, oil and gas fired plants, nuclear fission potential really shines.
When I served on submarines my skeptical sailors used to have a phrase expressing their distrust of people that tried to contradict reality – “Don’t piss on my head and tell me it is raining.”
I, of course, would never use such colorful language.