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In order to avoid a climate change catastrophe, we need to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions worldwide. This gives us three basic tasks:

1) Phase out fossil-fueled power plants.

2) Phase out gasoline- and diesel-fueled cars and trucks.

3) Phase out diesel-powered container ships.

The good news is that all of these tasks can be accomplished, if we set our minds to it. Here’s how:

1) Complete the development of the safe and affordable Fast Spectrum Molten Salt Reactor (FS-MSR), also known as the Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR), and deploy them in place of fossil-fueled power plants.

http://info.ornl.gov/sites/publications/files/Pub29596.pdf

http://hal.in2p3.fr/docs/00/18/69/44/PDF/TMSR-ENC07.pdf

http://www.tnw.tudelft.nl/fileadmin/Faculteit/TNW/Over_de_faculteit/Afdelingen/Radiation_Radionuclides_Reactors/Research/Research_Groups/NERA/Publications/doc/MSc_Erik_van_der_Linden.pdf

Here is an excellent and very recent detailed evaluation of the MSFR and its advantages:

https://www.politesi.polimi.it/bitstream/10589/74324/1/2013_03_PhD_Fiorina.pdf

FS-MSRs use molten salt coolant at a temperature that happens to be useful to supply the heat for Solid State Ammonia Synthesizer (SSAS) units. FS-MSRs can be fitted with these units to synthesize ammonia in a carbon-free process.

2) Replace or refit cars and trucks with ammonia-powered engines. Ammonia filling stations will provide the vehicles with ammonia produced by carbon-free solid state synthesis.

http://nh3fuelassociation.org/

http://nhthree.com/ssas.html

3) Replace container ship diesel engines with safe advanced nuclear engines.

http://www.janleenkloosterman.nl/reports/thesis_jacobs_2007.pdf

http://canes.mit.edu/content/nuclear-power-container-ships

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