happy birthday :)
It’s very hard for me to buy that nuclear is ‘safe’ when I grew up with the threat of nuclear annihilation. You see I lived during the Cold War and was taught how the world would end if one person pushed “the button” causing a chain reaction of nuclear missiles launches that would burn the world. It wasn’t the huge explosions we were taught to fear but the radioactive devastation that would never end. It was what the whole Cuban Nuclear Missile Crisis was all about, right?
So when someone turns around and tells me nuclear energy is safe… that somehow the same toxic waste from a nuclear bomb explosion is now safe “enough” when it’s sitting in a used fuel pool in my backyard (i.e. Hanford) or spewing from a damaged nuclear reactor, well, I have to shake my head.
Especially, when we DO have an alternative now. And it makes me wonder,
Why aren’t there solar panels on every roof top?
3 things solar panels on every roof top solves without even thinking about it:
Big decrease in fossil fuels and nuclear energy -> environmental & national security
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Naturally regulates people’s use of energy through greater awareness of their use
Okay, I have a 4th. It’s something that can be done right now. It won’t take 10 years to build and bring online like a nuclear power plant and the affects will be felt immediately cascading to greater and greater efficiencies. The income to the solar industry will fund further R&D allowing for less costly more efficient aesthetically pleasing technologies that can and will be realized, enjoyed on a mass scale.
It simply isn’t logical that we run after toxic exploitive energy, when we have an abundant free energy source that increases safety, security, justice and freedom.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
-an excerpt from the book “Dune” reblogged from
wish i had someone to take me by the hand
and walk me out the front door