Originally Posted by kyle-reece
98+ humidity? yeah we get that here in England, we usually call it raining... cause you know, thats kinda when it starts raining.
and everyone i know keeps their thermostat set at 25-35Âºc so i'd say on average its pretty comfortable.
and how do you think your nuclear fuel is delivered? fresh air? nope it uses oil, massive massive amounts of oil...and then it uses oil to dispose of it too.
It's related to relative humidity, generally weather men don't tell us the real humidity. 100% relative humidity is FOG, look it up. That my friend is incredibly humid, that is the equivalent to a nice sauna. You take that up with 90 deg weather and you have some serious heat issues. Not to mention we are going to be getting 105 without the heat index added (humidity and such). You actually have a lot of humidity in England, however you don't even come close to the temps we do. Your ocean keeps you cool and keeps you warm, though you have a crappy climate. It's too rainy, kind of like Ireland.  Beautiful landscape though.
[edit: nuclear fuel] Most waste is disposed of on site until it builds up enough to get shipped. Technically it's not oil, it's diesel that will be used to ship that. Which is a bi-product of us using gas. So really it's not a waste though it does burn off CO2 pretty bad, that is bad. We could change that though, we have the means and ability to run bio-diesel. That would still be non-eco friendly. So then what? We could spend the money and build an electric rail like Japan. Oh, but that would be way too friendly and costly. Shipping the waste/fuel really isn't a big deal compared to the watts you get per pellet of nuclear fuel. It's an extremely small problem indeed. We have very few other methods of electricity that produces such good results with such little waste, everything else currently depends on location.
Oh, it's funny too because my state was just recently on one of the advertisements here for using wind power. It actually made me smile. =) This isn't just something some knuckle head thinks about, our entire state really does push a friendly atmosphere about this. We even burn ethanol to help the economy and our farmers. That's mainly bio-fuel from corn bi-products fermented and added to gasoline, though it burns cleaner. =) MMMMMm even my state likes to be a dirty hippie.Edited by mushroomboy - 8/1/11 at 4:20pm