Was anybody else seriously disturbed to see John McGuirk presented as an 'economist' on the Late Late Show on Friday on the discussion on whether Ireland should consider nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels?
Hee hee, I haven't seen him yet to tease him about the make-up.
not disturbed, tbh
if they needed some one with a nice round face stating that "nuclear is good"(which i suppose he did) why choose a student?
the bad thing is that a person like McGuirk will have great chances of becoming someone important...
what a world..
I only saw the very end of the discussion, but I programmed my VCR to record the late-night repeat tomorrow, so I'll comment further, once I've seen that.
At least one other person was seriously disturbed by it (or otherwise), i got a text on friday night that read....."that fat f**k that ran in the su pres election was on the late late, he's an awful w@nker".....i don't personally know him except to see.... i suppose its a bit funny really after all that stuff that came up about him during the election that he ended up on the late late as some figure of authority
I was forced to watch the whole bloody thing because the person cooking dinner thought it was great. But it was nice to see Cormac in the audience looking all Mr.Suity-like
C'mon, I'm not that bad
Though in the spirit of evil, I'm going to take this opportunity to rejoice in the lefties being thwarted again.
Lefties can support nuclear power, I do.
Don't confuse us with Hippies.
I was watching the Late Late but didn't recognise the name! Will watch again.
I too, think that for the foreseeable future nuclear, is the only viable energy source, obviously i expect this to change, but for the moment, it has to be done. When done correctly it is very safe and clean.
From a (lefty) physicist's point of view (though I don't claim to speak for all of them), it is the most environmentally friendly practical source of energy currently available, when dealt with correctly. Strongly regulated nuclear fission plants combined with a healthy percentage of wind/solar/hydro sources is the ideal way to tide us over until nuclear fusion becomes realisable (30-70 years depending on research input and luck). Sustainable fusion should be desired by all as it will solve the world's energy needs almost indefinitely. Although it will necessitate tritium production (used in H-bombs). The plant itself or tokamak will of course produce some radioactive bi-products. The reason fusion however is desirable is because these waste products tend not to be very biologically active and have half lives of tens of years (as opposed to fission waste with thousands of years half lives).
Anyway, is the late late show repeated at all during the week? (I don't mind if it's 2am in the morning, usually up at that stage anyway). I'd like to see what john had to say on this.
It's on at 0200 tomorrow morning, i.e., in three and a half hours' time, on RTÉ1.
I was seriously disturbed to see John McGuirk engaging in conversation with that appeared to be a plank, but then I remembered it was the Late Late
Apex: isn't tritium readily available from seawater? Although I think nuclear fusion is a great way to go power-wise that power can easily be channelled into more destructive uses. Someone with a nuclear fusion bomb can certainly hold the world to ransom.
How's solar energy developing? What is the current efficiency levels for them?
On the actual point - didn't see the programme, can't comment