but they were all eventually swallowed by expanding States.
Which, you would notice, is the number end-all complaint I have raised against your, time and time again.
For those interested in practical discussion: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/14/nuclear-global-warming
Until liberal environmentalists come around to this fact, we really aren't going anywhere too soon. Nuclear isn't bad, it isn't something to be massively afraid of, and it can help us bridge the problem created by storing energy (sun is only active half the day, wind is sporadic, etc).
I'll have to do some searching, cause I heard this over a month ago, but I remember one guy talking about climate and the midwest - and how if we grain fed our cattle, instead of massively producing corn, not only would the soil conditions have been better, but the drought they were experiencing would probably not be occurring, and co2 emissions would be much less. The issue doesn't solely come down to our energy use, but our food system, our transportation system, etc. It's basically a gigantic problem with the way our entire society is set up to operate and currently runs.
My advice, is to move away from coastal cities, deserts and start thinking about the future. Individually. It much too complex of a problem to have a one size fits all solution. Government could help us along in terms of our energy infrastructure, but they aren't going to change our habits of driving in from the suburbs, or the food we eat, etc.