Noilly Prattle: Fukjushima Revisited

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fukjushima Revisited

Everyone enjoys the benefits of the energy generated by the world's nuclear power plants. But, of course, nobody wants a nuclear plant “in my backyard”. A short video clip in the Washington Post filmed in one of the post-apocalyptic “ghost towns” in the Fukushima no-go zone recently makes it pretty obvious why nobody wants one “in my backyard”.

How to balance the voracious requirement for affordable energy in highly industrialized countries with the downsides of producing that energy: Fukushima/Chernobyl type disasters, ongoing energy wars that plague the Middle East, environmental degradation, etc., is probably the most urgent problem facing us in the 21st Century—if we are to survive it in any recognizably human fashion.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen….is anyone listening? -Ronnie