Steve Kirsch

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Steve Kirsch invented and owns a patent on an early version of the optical mouse. After bringing multiple successful startup companies through IPO and corporate buy-out, he set up a $75M charitable fund and became a philanthropist. In 2003, Hillary Clinton presented Kirsch with a National Caring Award from the Caring Institute in Washington DC.

Mr. Kirsch founded Mouse Systems Corporation in 1982. After he left the company, he co-founded Frame Technology Corp. in 1986 to market the FrameMaker publishing software. After Frame was acquired by Adobe Systems, he founded a Web portal company, Infoseek Corporation, in 1994. After Infoseek was acquired by Disney, he founded Propel Software Corporation in 1999. As of 2007, he was leading Abaca Technology Corp., which makes a spam filter that is reported to achieve very high levels of accuracy.

Steve has written much about the Integral Fast Reactor and its ability to solve the world's dire problems.

Steve's Article on the IFR
http://www.skirsch.com/politics/globalwarming/ifr.htm

 

Google spent $250M to research whether aggressive adoption of renewable energy would be sufficient to halt global warming.

Their conclusion was simple: Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK'

As noted in Google Engineers Explain Why They Stopped R&D in Renewable Energy,

"Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach," wrote Google's Ross Koningstein and David Fork in a piece published yesterday in IEEE's Spectrum.

This means we need a power technology that can produce carbon free power on a reliable basis (24x7) that is not "renewable." There is only one option left on the table: nuclear energy.

Advanced nuclear designs such as the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) are passively safe and use our existing nuclear waste for fuel. The small amount of waste product produced from these reactors is easily sequestered.

Unfortunately, after 30 years of flawless operation, President Clinton pulled the plug on these reactors telling Congress that the clean power from these reactors was no longer needed.

The fact remains that nuclear power is the safest form of power ever created (least number of deaths per kwH for any power technology). In the US for example, coal kills 20,000 people per year while there have been no deaths attributed to nuclear power in its entire history in the US.

So why aren't we spending billions of dollars to perfect and cost reduce these advanced reactors and supplying them to China and other emerging economies?

We have no other option left on the table. If there is a better option, what is it?

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