And that more accurate history is a problem why? AOC did not say that bolded part. That is your misrepresentation of an accurate observation - we are probably going to cross another couple of serious tipping points in 12 years or so, to add to the couple we have already crossed as per the warnings of the past (similarly dismissed as "alarmist" then, accepted by most as common knowledge and dismissed in significance on other and even more spurious grounds now). The more such points we cross, the greater the unavoidable misery and the larger the risks of unlikely but possible catastrophes. In a few thousand years. One hopes whatever remains of human life will have the necessary means of enjoyment - ships, agriculture, colonization capabilities in general. And that Antarctica is not the only remaining forested region humans can inhabit. If we take into account the alarmism so far, the amount of burning will be underestimated and the amount of regrowth will be overestimated. That's the track record to date. Bullshit. The diversion of resources alone probably killed dozens of Japanese people - the situation in the wake of the tsunami was desperate over a wide area - and the side effects of that will continue to kill and injure for many years. Add the radiation exposure to the other effects, and "0" becomes an absurdity. If there is one lesson everyone should have learned by now about civilian nuclear disasters, it's that the official information will be wrong. Official nuclear power proponents are liars, flat and simple, in every country and under every government. There are no exceptions - no major nuclear power plant accident has ever been reported honestly by the technocrats at the scene or the government involved. I agree that coal is very bad stuff, very dangerous, etc. But there's no reason to compare nukes with coal - neither recommends itself to common sense, both are among the most expensive as well as dangerous options available. Meanwhile, calculated odds would be more reassuring if any nuke proponent had ever calculated them properly - or even plausibly. Risk , when calculating odds, is central - and even after making more reasonable estimates of casualties and costs we got lucky with Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima: flat out lucky. As Richard Feynman put it in his evaluation of the engineering reports on the O-rings: repeated narrow survival of unexpected events via mechanisms indistinguishable from luck is not something from which safety can be inferred. That's exactly how we got those three disasters. Yet we see such arguments to this day - the melted core of TMI stopped six inches short of breaching the last containment barrier and dumping itself into the Ohio River Valley, Chernobyl did not quite melt to the aquifer or water tanks and render a third of continental Europe uninhabitable, Fukushima's disaster response crew managed to run an adequate cooling line for water from a source thousands of feet away by hand and muscle and near superhuman effort despite having only the resources available in the wake of a huge tsunami, etc etc etc. Again: narrow survival of unexpected events via mechanisms indistinguishable from luck is not something from which safety can be inferred. And that warning is applicable to the entire public discussion of AGW - bad as things are looking to be, we are simply lucky they haven't been worse. Our luck's probably going to run out. Side point: One major reason nukes have proved deceptively attractive to naive technocrats is that such folks are no better than average at intuitive assessments of unlikely catastrophe - especially if it involves maintenance and long term care and other analogs of housework - but they are more vulnerable than average to thinking they are. Their very expertise, their record of being correct when others are not, seems to lead them to underestimate or even overlook entirely their areas of ignorance. A child with a crayon and a historical map of Japan's major earthquakes would have put an excluding X over the Fukushima coastline as a site for a nuclear power plant - it took an expert to ignore the obvious, overestimate the knowledge gained from the exactly two large earthquake tsunamis modern science had ever been able to monitor live, and declare that site to be a good location for a nuke. Likewise with the waste handling problem - any intelligent janitor would know better than to generate mass quantities of that stuff under the assumption that somebody would figure out how to deal with it later. It takes an expert to overlook such things.