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Posted on December 1 at 11:44 a.m.
Purdue University experts with experience in analyzing nuclear programs say the deal reached recently with Iran signifies an important milestone.
But experts say the deal, which requires Iran to submit to regular inspections and dilute its uranium stockpile in exchange for certain economic sanctions being lifted, is only the first step in reducing the risk of nuclear proliferation.
“People have said that this agreement is the most significant agreement between the U.S. and Iran since the Iranian revolution,” said Bryan Sims, a doctoral student in Purdue’s School of Nuclear Engineering who worked with former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “There’s a tendency to get excited about it, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.”
On Bad Deal
Posted on December 1 at 11:41 a.m.
Iran came to the table ONLY because of the harsh sanctions that were implemented by the Obama administration. Obama kept asking Israel to wait and let sanctions work. Apparently, the sanctions worked.
And it is not a deal yet. They have to START working on a deal. The six months is just a testing ground that has no risks involved should it fail. The bulk of the harsh sanctions remain place.
"Secretary of State John Kerry said the determination was evidence that the US will continue to enforce its oil sanctions during the next six months as it works to reach a comprehensive agreement that would prove the Iranian nuclear program is being used for peaceful purposes."
Bolton is a buffoon who only understands bombing. Why did he not think of harsh sanctions on Iran?
Posted on December 1 at 7:21 a.m.
Thanks for the link. Alt #2 seems the best wrt restoration. Alt #3 is opening the door a little too wide, for more to rush through. There should be trails not roads. We have all the roads we need over here.
On Future of the Channel Islands
Posted on November 30 at 11:41 p.m.
wow - holy smokes - energy companies recognize global warming.
Conoco-Phillips CEO:"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that global warming is unequivocal."... "Last year we became the only U.S. integrated energy company to call for a mandatory national framework to address greenhouse gas emissions."http://www.conocophillips.com/EN/news...
BP:"Accepts findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change"http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_inter...
SHELL:“CO2 emissions must be reduced to avoid serious climate change."http://www.shell.com/home/content/env...
EXXON:“The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) provides an update of scientific understanding regarding GHG emissions, global warming and the risks of climate change, and the way changes could unfold in the future. Emissions scenarios and results from climate models (see Figure 1) estimate that, without policy intervention, temperatures could increase 1 to 5 º C by 2100.”http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/s...
CHEVRON:“we recognize and share the concerns of governments and the public about climate change.The use of fossil fuels to meet the world's energy needs is a contributor to an increase in greenhouse gases(GHGs)—mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane—in the Earth's atmosphere."http://www.chevron.com/globalissues/c...
On Climate Strange
Posted on November 30 at 11:24 a.m.
If it were not for Art Rosenfeld, there would probably have been more nuclear reactors in CA. Refrigerators are the biggest consumers of electricity in the home, and pushing for them to be made more efficient saved CA billions and more power plants (estimated to be 16).
"Back in the 1970s, Art Rosenfeld, a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley Lab (and Enrico Fermi's last grad student), determined that the power consumption in California and the nation would someday outstrip our ability to produce it. He kicked off a massive effort to get the state to pass efficiency regulations. Appliance makers fought vigorously, but California passed appliance and building regulations (Title 20 and Title 24) anyway.
"They all claimed it was the [expletive] end of civilization as we knew it," he told me in 2006. "Autos were getting 14 miles a gallon. Energy efficiency wasn't part of the American ethic whatsoever."
The result? Per capita power consumption has remained relatively flat in California but nearly doubled in the rest of the country. The results can only partly be attributed to the "Rosenfeld Effect." Still, the impact has been huge. Modern refrigerators consume half or less the energy consumed by fridges back in the '70s, hold more food and cost less when adjusted for inflation. His work has likely been responsible for hundreds of billions in energy savings."
On Diablo Canyon: Mad Dogs and Crazy Chickens
Posted on November 30 at 1:30 a.m.
Funny that short trunks do not imprison a man. Actually, a woman wearing a bikini imprisons the brain of a man where he allows that to happen. This is all about procreation where the man has the strongest drive to ensure the survival of the species. If men would understand that about themselves, then women would not have to cover themselves to help men to not regard them as objects - it is the men doing the objectifying. But, it is not as though woman do not have any inclination to objectify men - many do, to the point where skimpy male clothing elicits comments about physical appearance rather than quality of character. Women function pretty well in this society without having to wear nun's habit. And as with all things, there is a range of behavior - from the extreme to the normal - with both sexes.
On Thanks Be to Women
Posted on November 27 at 8:52 p.m.
Agreed. Both Iran and North Korea pursued nuclear, thanks to wanting to protect themselves. In the case of Iran, it was understandable - they had been attacked by UK&US and had the Shah installed, whose brutality gave rise to another brutal regime. South Korea was attacked by the US.
The world and the US in particular needs to stop attacking other nations. That will ensure a nuclear-free world, eventually. Kudos to this "trust-and-verify" attempt to make friends instead of enemies.
Iranian citizens mourned for US citizens killed on 911. They were also working with the US in the ME until they were shafted by Bush II.
On Support Iran Accord
Posted on November 26 at 5:57 p.m.
Blah ... please read the journal on the web site, and find the facts.
On Doctors Amputate Feet of UCSB Student with Meningococcal Disease
Posted on November 26 at 3:32 p.m.
There is nothing factual in your post, and is thus offensive to all concerned.
Posted on November 26 at 12:54 p.m.
I went to the site, used the search tool, and could not find the plan. Is there a link? Thanks.
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