I am happy to announce that for FreethoughtBlogs upcoming Panel of Inexpert Discussion, I have been able to secure the contribution of notable local luminary Ingibjörg Margarét Guðiradottir, Roy G. Biv Professor of Darwinian-Dysonian Radioecology at Nanaimo Technical University, British Columbia. She will be speaking next weekend, during our fundraiser, on a comprehensive plan to address problems with current nuclear waste disposal, accelerating the transformation of electricity production and energy markets more generally, with knock-on effects for demilitarization and updating older urban infrastructure to more modern building designs.
Before you read her intriguing abstract, please remember to click through to read about my own offer to craft custom short stories for your benefit and titillation.
The Role of Nuclear Waste in Energy Infrastructure Transformation Favoring Biological Energy Production and Demilitarization
The largest problem facing the world’s energy sector today is the production of useful work from energy reserves without byproduction of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide and methane. While recent decades have seen significant progress in several energy subsectors, current projections of climate impact show that energy infrastructure is not being updated rapidly enough to halt the worst climatic and oceanic effects. One much smaller part of this problem is the inability of fission reactors to play a more substantial role in decarbonized electrical production. This subsidiary problem is largely linked to two fears: meltdown and the disposal of heretofore unsafe radioisotopes that are the economically burdensome byproduct of fission reactions in the world’s electrogenerative reactors. We believe we can solve at least one of these problems, disposal of radioactive “waste” while making substantial progress on energy infrastructure transformation with concomitant benefits in global demilitarization.
The authors of the current study propose strategic bentho-littoral and bentho-pelagic placement of economically unproductive radioisotope stockpiles in Pacific waters known for high biodiversity, exploiting well known principles of oceanic radioecology to encourage the natural production of economically valuable novel species capable of generating and emitting energy at extremely high rates. Such species are known to favor energy emissions in coastal urban areas where much of the world’s largest energy needs obtain. While some disruptive effects of this transformation are expected, we believe that such effects will aid the causes of world peace through accelerating demilitarization and of energy efficiency, though opportunities to update outdated, largely timber-frame housing stockpiles to more modern, state-of-the-art structures featuring energy efficient features, long-term stability including seismaticity resistance, and a new emphasis on fire resistance.