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A few weeks ago I attended a meeting of the local branch of IPENZ. The speaker was Bryan Leyland, a consultant in the energy sector with very strong views on a number of global issues. Then the May/June issue of  Engineering Insight contained an opinion piece by  Leyland covering similar ground. In his view, for example:

  • The world has plentiful resources (fossil fuels, food).
  • Man-made CO2 does not cause global warming.
  • Nuclear power is safe and should be widely adopted.

His presentation certainly was thought provoking. I found it disturbing, not because I disagreed with many of his views (even though I do), but because of his certainty and the way he used data to support his arguments.  I thought I’d share some of my reactions.

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