Aim High!: Thorium energy cheaper than from coal solves more than just global warming.

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9781439225387: Aim High!: Thorium energy cheaper than from coal solves more than just global warming.

Aim High proposes using thorium energy to address environmental problems. Mankind's fossil fuel burning releases CO2 into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and deadly air pollution. Natural resources are rapidly being depleted by world population growth. Safe, inexpensive energy from the liquid fluoride thorium reactor can stop much global warming and raise prosperity of humanity to adopt US and OECD lifestyles, which include lower, sustainable birth rates. Thorium fuel is transformed to uranium-233 which fissions, producing heat and electric power at a cost less than that from coal power plants--the only way to dissuade developing nations from burning coal. Thorium produces less than 1% of the long-lived radioactive waste of today's nuclear power plants. Existing nuclear power plant waste can be consumed. One ton of plentiful thorium costing $100,000 provides 1 GW-year of electric energy, enough for a city. A 5-year NASA-style shoot-the-moon project can complete technology development of this inexpensive, safe, clean power.

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Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth: Study leader 2007- SCORE Counselor 2000- Boston Scientific Corporation: Chief Information Officer 1994-2000 Arthur D. Little: Senior Consultant 1982-1994 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: Vice President 1980-1982 DTSS Incorporated: President 1972-1980 Dartmouth College: Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director of Kiewit Computation Center 1967-78 Brown University: PhD Physics 1967 Dartmouth College: AB Mathematics 1961

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