The global economy is based on oil. Whether you believe our reliance on oil is poisoning our planet or not, the reserves of producible oil is dwindling.
How will we generate power to fuel our lives?
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The kneejerk reaction is "renewables," but the technology simply isn't there. It's inefficient, unreliable, produces energy at an inconsistent rate, takes up huge amounts of land, has detrimental environmental impacts that greens choose to ignore, and is expensive to the point that it cannot survive in a free market without being pumped up by government. If it actually worked, it would be economical and wouldn't need government help.
I'm a proponent of nuclear energy, myself, but I would hope to see further development of liquid fluoride thorium reactors. They're cleaner, safer, and unlike conventional reactors, their byproducts cannot be used as fissile material for the production of nuclear bombs.2