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The view inside the Joint European Torus Tokamak, the largest fusion device in the world, housed at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England. Photo: EFDA, JET.

Climate Change Misconceptions

The view inside the Joint European Torus Tokamak, the largest fusion device in the world, housed at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England. Photo: EFDA, JET.

By Jim Dimmick

There are  many misconceptions about climate change that confuse the issue. This is my viewpoint on three of these misconceptions that will hopefully add some clarity to the discussion:

1.  “We are addicted to oil.”

I don’t believe this is true. I believe most people don’t give a hoot where their energy comes from as long as it is cheap and plentiful. Even anti-nuclear folks don’t mind electricity from nuclear as long as the power plant is far away. I believe a more accurate statement is “we are addicted to a lifestyle based on cheap, plentiful energy.”

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