November 14, 2006

But Won't A Nuclear Winter Solve Global Warming?

Not to mention reducing overpopulation:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad told a news conference today that Iran's long-term target should be to install 60,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium, saying the fuel was for civilian energy production only.

"That should be a cold jolt to the rest of the world,'' State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

"What that leads to is an Iranian nuclear weapon, which would be an incredibly destabilising event in the course of Middle East history,'' he said.

Iran has said it is looking to install 3000 centrifuges by March 2007 and ultimately run 60,000 centrifuges - compared to two cascades of 164 centrifuges each it has at its Natanz plant to enrich uranium on a research scale.

While Tehran says its goal is civilian energy production, experts say that 50,000 centrifuges could produce 20kg of weapons grade uranium in under a month.

And goodness knows, they are going to need peaceful nuclear power to generate all the electricity needed to run these centrifuges.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 14, 2006 05:00 PM