Gordon McDowell is creating Thorium Documentary
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Thorium is an abundant energy resource. Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) are the means by which thorium can be turned into pollution-free energy. This is based on decades old research now in the public domain.

This is not "thorium car" nonsense.

China's state-run Academy of Science, and free-market efforts like Canada's Terrestrial Energy, USA's Flibe Energy, Transatomic Power & ThorCon are all developing Molten Salt Reactors.

Bill Gates's TerraPower is now (finally) investigating Molten Salt Reactors along side development of their solid-fuel Travelling Wave Reactor.

MSR will cost far less than conventional nuclear, and offer a wide array passive safety options instead of engineered safety strategies found in today's reactors. Passive safety features depend on physics (gravity), not diesel powered pumps (Fukushima).

Our current choice of nuclear reactors stem from nuclear powered subs (and other military considerations) rather than an optimal solution for power, ocean-water desalination and medical isotope production.

I've run 3 Kickstarter campaigns to help fund Thorium Remix footage acquisition, and pay for video editing equipment. Those were invaluable. We captured China's MSR announcement in Shanghai, and every Thorium conference since. We upgraded my video editing software. Every lecture video I've released since 2011 is thanks to Kickstarter support.

Since early 2013 I've been time constrained. This is now a part-time effort, and so was unable to release an "annual" remix until THORIUM REMIX 2016 ("Thorium").

I'm asking you for $1 / yearly Thorium Remix release.

Technical lectures and/or interviews are part of my production process and intended to educate folks already interested in Thorium. But it is the Thorium Remix videos that have the biggest impact, and for which I'm asking your help. With your support, I will release yearly updates.

Right now, that means me first completing the REMIX infrastructure for THORIUM REMIX 2016. So that shorter, custom permutations can be created by everyone and circulate widely.

So far, I've collected 7 million views on my own channel. Copies on other people's YouTube accounts have collected over 9 million more views.

Cancelling support is super-easy, should any year's Thorium Remix video not meet your expectations. Supporters will preview early edits, and I look forward to your peer-review feedback.

With (or without) your support I'll continue creating Thorium and Molten Salt Reactor videos. I can inform the world about Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors much more effectively dedicating full-time hours to it, releasing a new remix every year, and enabling independent permutations to circulate widely.

Heartfelt thanks for your support, -Gord
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Includes early releases of "embargoed" videos. This is a way for me to solicit early stage fact-checking.
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You'll see a following screen state "Your pledge will be charged every month." That is NOT the case. This is a YEARLY pledge. Yearly!



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$9,808 of $50,000 per Yearly Thorium Remix
Income to work on Thorium & MSR videos full-time. Including travel time.

Would also include travel costs, equipment rental, software rental (Adobe CC), high-speed internet for uploading, hosting of large video files.

I also run a $1/day AdWords campaign to test videos off random YouTube users (not search-results campaign). As I start to introduce a large number of videos (soon) I'd like to increase this to $3/day to collecting meaningful data on a large number of test videos.

Music was licensed from KiloWatts. He is forgoing AdSense revenue to help propagate Thorium. When I do succeed in propagating Thorium wildly he'd like to have additional licensing revenue to replace the foregone AdSense revenue. (Years ago he white-listed my channel, but effective propagation required "white-listing" all of YouTube.)
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Thorium is an abundant energy resource. Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) are the means by which thorium can be turned into pollution-free energy. This is based on decades old research now in the public domain.

This is not "thorium car" nonsense.

China's state-run Academy of Science, and free-market efforts like Canada's Terrestrial Energy, USA's Flibe Energy, Transatomic Power & ThorCon are all developing Molten Salt Reactors.

Bill Gates's TerraPower is now (finally) investigating Molten Salt Reactors along side development of their solid-fuel Travelling Wave Reactor.

MSR will cost far less than conventional nuclear, and offer a wide array passive safety options instead of engineered safety strategies found in today's reactors. Passive safety features depend on physics (gravity), not diesel powered pumps (Fukushima).

Our current choice of nuclear reactors stem from nuclear powered subs (and other military considerations) rather than an optimal solution for power, ocean-water desalination and medical isotope production.

I've run 3 Kickstarter campaigns to help fund Thorium Remix footage acquisition, and pay for video editing equipment. Those were invaluable. We captured China's MSR announcement in Shanghai, and every Thorium conference since. We upgraded my video editing software. Every lecture video I've released since 2011 is thanks to Kickstarter support.

Since early 2013 I've been time constrained. This is now a part-time effort, and so was unable to release an "annual" remix until THORIUM REMIX 2016 ("Thorium").

I'm asking you for $1 / yearly Thorium Remix release.

Technical lectures and/or interviews are part of my production process and intended to educate folks already interested in Thorium. But it is the Thorium Remix videos that have the biggest impact, and for which I'm asking your help. With your support, I will release yearly updates.

Right now, that means me first completing the REMIX infrastructure for THORIUM REMIX 2016. So that shorter, custom permutations can be created by everyone and circulate widely.

So far, I've collected 7 million views on my own channel. Copies on other people's YouTube accounts have collected over 9 million more views.

Cancelling support is super-easy, should any year's Thorium Remix video not meet your expectations. Supporters will preview early edits, and I look forward to your peer-review feedback.

With (or without) your support I'll continue creating Thorium and Molten Salt Reactor videos. I can inform the world about Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors much more effectively dedicating full-time hours to it, releasing a new remix every year, and enabling independent permutations to circulate widely.

Heartfelt thanks for your support, -Gord

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$1 or more per Yearly Thorium Remix 323 patrons
Includes early releases of "embargoed" videos. This is a way for me to solicit early stage fact-checking.
.

You'll see a following screen state "Your pledge will be charged every month." That is NOT the case. This is a YEARLY pledge. Yearly!



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed