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"Stretching the mind across time—even in the most speculative ways—can help us become more responsible planetary stewards," states Vincent Ialenti, an anthropologist looking at the long-term impact of building a nuclear waste repository that must stand the test of time over more than a billion years. With climate change, being a responsible planetary steward requires us to put an accurate price on the social cost of carbon because we are close to seeing tipping points impact us in ways never anticipated and we need to respond.

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Matt Chester on Aug 27, 2021

An exercise of this scope, Ialenti says fosters “empathy across generations.”

How well put. I wish this was more engrained in all major decisions leaders of governments and businesses amke

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Bob Meinetz on Aug 29, 2021

Len, the only nuclear waste repository that must stand the test of time (whatever that means) for over one billion years exists in the fevered imaginations of anti-nuclear activists.

Was your source for this information a Greenpeace flyer someone handed you in a Trader Joe's parking lot? Because there is nothing that comes out of a nuclear reactor that will be more radioactive than the ground you walk upon, every day, after ~1,500 years.

Please take the time to learn a little bit about nuclear energy before you parrot these ridiculous claims on reputable energy blogs, where someone might believe them. Far more hazardous than nuclear waste, for the future of our planet, are ignorance and irrational fear.

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