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BBC News "The green lobby is opposed to the Iter project. It believes the benefits have been oversold and the difficulties and waste production issues underplayed. Roger Higman, policy coordinator for Friends of the Earth, told BBC News: "We face a very real energy crisis over the next 50 years which is to do with climate change; that we have to stop using coal, oil and gas. "The question we would ask is: isn't the money that's being spent on fusion better spent on proven technologies rather than chasing a dream that even its proponents say will take a hundred years before it's going to providing any of our energy answers?"
I cannot see fusion power plants running at 100,000,000 °C ever being a useful source of power the engineering problems of fission plants running at maybe 800°C are bad enough, I think of it as just a national prestige project like Apollo or the ISS
we would still be travelling by horse and cart if they had there way.
All fuel production costs lives, there is a terrible toll amongst coal miners and oil production workers but the most trivial nuclear power station mishap gets great publicity.
What of the atmosphere contaminating CO2 and radioactive Uranium spewed out by coal burning plants a much larger danger then anything nuclear plants produce.