RE: Antienvironmentalist data?

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 10:33:35 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> I'm looking for figures on things like pollution produced and waste
> produced, not, say, energy consumption. Presumably you can consume ten
> times as much energy for a tenth of the environmental cost if you use
> nuclear energy instead of burning wooden logs.

I recommend Julian Simon's "The Ultimate Resource" as a good starting point
for this topic. He deals at least breifly with just about every significant
environmentalist claim of the last few decades, and (being an economist) he
bases his arguments on numbers rather than emotion or philosophy. The book
also has lots of usefull references to sources of data on environmental
degradation, resource consumption, etc.

E. William Brown V, MCSE+I, MCSD

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