Waifu Slayer神のごとし / Kami no Gotoshi / Godlike
- Sep 3, 2007
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Well, of course. There is no such thing as clean mining.# Nothing mined is ever 100% clean. Lithium mining however is cleaner than fracking mining coal or oil.
# Processing lithium into batteries is cleaner than processing oil, natural gas or coal.
# Disposed or recycled lithium batteries are more climate change friendly in contrast to hydrocarbon alternatives.
Remember lithium is considered a bonafide medical treatment for some mental conditions. Its not as toxic, environmentally damaging or harmful as people seem to think.
Building a nuclear power plant that can withstand earthquakes or tsunamis costs money. The motive for constructing nuclear plants on fault lines is land located in those regions being cheap. The fukushima disaster may have demonstrated how capable nuclear plants are of withstanding earthquakes/tsunamis. In a real world scenario.
One option for recycling lithium waste. Utilization in medical applications.
Scientists and "environmentalists" who claim nuclear power is cleaner than wind or solar could be deserving of slaps for pushing blatant misinformation. If Nikola Tesla, Einstein or a real scientist/engineer heard those people talking, they might be sorely tempted to slap the living shit out of them.
Saying that nuclear power is "clean" isn't science. Its politics. The same with those claiming wind, lithium batteries or solar power are "dirty" or "environmentally damaging".
A two party system represents democracy. Having a choice.
Single party system is totalitarianism. It represents having no choice.
I feel like the two party system is under attack by those who wish to push the 2nd option.
I would maintain that comparing lithium (a battery) to oil or natural gas (an energy source) is an awkward comparison. In general I don't think the jury is out on whether this actually is good or bad yet, its ultimately relatively new technologies whose implications we are not yet familiar with.
Also, that article does not say you can use lithium waste to turn it into medicine. That sounds like a pretty big jump. Add to that, when it comes to pharmaceutical ingredients the quality standards involved are insanely high at all levels. And batteries have a ton of other things in them aside from lithium, many of which are extremely toxic (whose environmental implications are also extremely relevant for that matter). It'd take a fair bit of effort to grab a huge ass battery, take out the lithium and make it into something that would be medicine grade so to speak. I won't go as far as saying its impossible but it will definitely not be simple and there isn't any information I could find on the internet about it.
I will also note that science absolutely supports the use of nuclear power (in this case fission). It's got no emissions and the waste actually is manageable. The fukishima disaster happened not because nuclear energy is invariably unsafe but because the plant was mismanaged and obsolete... This is human error, not an issue nuclear energy itself.
didn't tesla think something to the effect of nuclear energy being impossible? for all his greatness, this wasn't his finest moment...
Sure but... how does that relate to my point? I wasn't advocating for a single party system, I was simply saying that having many parties isn't necessarily better.