Dr. Simon Michaux: “Minerals and Materials Blindness” | The

Page 1 of 1 [ 1 post ] 


User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,618
Location: The 27th Path of Peh.

19 May 2022, 1:04 pm

Another Nate Hagens discussion, this time on realistic quantity of materials we have for technologies - pretty much for all of the stuff we're hoping to do for decarbonization, getting around peak oil, etc..

The news on nuclear as a quick workaround for replacing oil is particularly bad (ie. amount of fissile Uranium we actually have and how fast we'd go through it if we ramped up our building of reactors). I didn't hear anything on SMR's, I'd like to think those at least help reduce the amount of materials if they can be added, removed, transported, etc..

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you'll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privelege of owning yourself" - Rudyard Kipling