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No Green In Nuclear

Now We Know, We Need To Remove Nuclear (And “Clean Coal”) From Our Sustainable Future.

NASA's Earth Observatory

NASA's Earth Observatory

While the Japanese were in the mist of picking themselves up and dusting off from what is now classified as a 9.0 earthquake, they were slammed back down by a giant tsunami.

And bless their hearts, they can not even take a second to catch their breaths because four of their damaged nuclear reactors are exploding and catching fire. Officials have issued a health alert, radiation levels are spiking around at least one of the crippled reactors.

Authorities banned flights over the area, warned people as far as 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) away from the plant to stay inside (if there are ‘insides‘ to shelter in).

Most of the workers have been evacuated from the plant. And ‘most’ is the operative word because some workers remained behind engaged in a last-ditch effort using ocean water to cool the reactor cores. There is no doubt that they will be getting extremely high doses of radiation. Very possibly lethal doses and they know it. They are the very definition of the word heroes. For their people, they will most likely give the ultimate sacrifice – it is so very sad.

NOAA energy map

NOAA energy map

Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries on Earth. In fact, when it comes to earthquake engineering and construction, the rest of the world looks upon this island nation as the experts and relies on them for knowledge and training in this field.

But no amount of preparedness can withstand a natural disaster that moves the island of Japan 8 feet (2.4 meters), shifted Eastern Japan towards North America by about 13 feet (3.96 meters), shifts the Earth’s axis around 6 1/2 inches (17 cm), and shortens the length of the day by about 1.8 microseconds.

So, Mother Nature has given us the answer on the nuclear power question. And the answer is nuclear power is NOT sustainable. Not for us at the day and age.  Tapping nuclear energy is too powerful and uncontrollable for us to manage. It is too dangerous. We must cross it off our green energy list. Just like ‘clean-coal’ is not clean, nuclear power is not safe.

NASA Image

NASA Image

If you are interested, there is a collection of overhead photos from Australian TV that shows startling contrast of before and after tsunami in Sendai area. Just hover the pics and sweep the mouse side to side to see the difference.

All in all how are the Japanese people handling these back to back terrible disasters? Well, there is no looting, the stores that could open did with marked down prices, vending machine owners opened their machines and gave away the drinks, and total strangers are sharing their food, water, and warm clothes and blankets with their neighbors.

And the rest of this world watches their grace under fire …

No Nuclear…. as the green future unfolds.

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11 Responses to “No Green In Nuclear”

  1. tonyknuckles@113tidbits Says:

    Fear the media meltdown and not the nuclear one…

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi tonyknuckles …. You are correct! they are trying to frenzy up people all over the world. I say, give ’em a chance.

  3. Sandy Says:

    My heart just bleeds for the people. I was stationed in Misawa, Japan while in the Navy many years ago and earthquakes are quite the norm there. Even as technically savvy as the Japanese are, I often thought about their proliferation of nuclear power and now my worst fears have come to pass.

    On another note, here while back you wrote about a company in Australia working on an amazing UFO looking heavy lift aircraft that would just be a God send in Japan at this time. Lifting shelters, medical units, supplies, and air lifting evacuees to safety.

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Sandy …. Yes, this future green workhouse looks like a ufo and here is the link:
    Hey, Australia, do you have a working replica that could be used today? 😀

  5. Theresa Says:

    If ever there was a “hey, here’s the reason to stop doing everything wrong and get it right”… I’m just heartbroken that an entire country is in such a horrible state that words just aren’t enough to express my feelings.

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Theresa …. I know what you mean. We need a super hero to make it all better.

  7. Barbara Says:

    There are NO words to say about how terrible this is, and yet, the Japanese people are so resilient. Seems, like the world is falling apart, before our very eyes. Almost weekly, there seems to be devastation, somewhere.

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara …. You are absolutely right, Mother Nature is trying to tell us something and most of us are not listening. So she is ratching up the message.

  9. Ruth Says:

    Sometimes I wonder if part of the reason we’re having all these earthquakes is because we’ve taken so much oil out of the ground it’s destabilized the earth’s crust….

  10. Jean Says:

    I have thought for years that Mother Nature will boot us 2 legged critters off the planet….and I can’t blame her.

  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Jean …. Mother Nature is at a point of either you are with me or not! 😀

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