Uranium is not infinite, no - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Derek
    • 18.08.10 | 15:36 (IDT)

    ...But it is proportionally more plentiful than oil. It is also less harmful to the environment, when used properly. We have run through nearly the entire world's supply of fossil fuels in approximately 160 years. (During the 8000 years before the Industrial Revolution, humans put about the same amount of carbon into the air as we have in the century and a half since, and most of that initial carbon input was as a result of deforestation as agriculture developed and spread.) Uranium is not as plentiful as fossil fuels in real terms, but a kilogram of processed uranium can provide exponentially more energy than even a tanker full of oil - and afterward, all you've got left to dispose of is a spent fuel rod.

    from the article: What happens in 50 years when the oil runs out?
    First published 01:57 18.08.10 | Last updated 01:57 18.08.10
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