reply to post by Amaterasu
We SWIM in energy and don't need to pollute Our planet to get it.
Do we now? What energy would that be?
Coal=dirty and radioactive
Natural gas=depending on the method, large amounts of energy (dirty) are required to get it, and if you are talking Shale natural gas deposits, well,
hydrolic fracking is quite, quite, harmful to the environment.
Solar=clean, kinda, you still actually have to manufacture the solar panels, which requires, yup, dirty energy.
wind= clean and probably a smart choice for certain parts of the world
water=outside of some hydro-electric damns, mostly untapped resource. Here in NB Canada we have the Bay of Fundy which has the largest tides in the
world, and could be tapped for "wave" power.
Sadly, we aren't swimming in energy, and as the rest of the world industrialized, we will start coming up short more often. Beyond that, basically
ALL of the current energy production methods are dirty.
I'm no fan of nuclear fall out at all, I just don't like disinformation, even if it's unintended
Anyways, back on topics.
I know I have read several articles from several different sources talking about the possibility of moving the Capitol away from Tokyo. This is a
fact, they have looked at this as a possibility. This doesn't mean they WILL, but to say it's myth is completely wrong. They have weighed this
measure, as they probably should.
The disaster is STILL underway and quite possibly could result in China Syndrome.
The water and food around those areas affected by fallout should not be consumed at all.
One of the posters is in Japan and saying most of this is just hysteric hype?
That's fine, you can believe that all you want. The fact is, shipments of goods coming from Japan (not fukashima itself) have been detected to be
radioactive. There ARE reports of children already showing signs of thyriod poisoning.
This is not a tiny little insignificant issue, this affects the entire northern hemisphere. As well, tons, countless tons, of radioactive waste has
been dumped into the pacific. What, is the ocean just going to "take it away"? That's not how it works.
And now they are saying they might start burning and incinerating the radioactive debris. Well geniuses, what do you think will happen there?
A pile of radioactive rubble in your backyard is a problem for you and those close around you. Once you burn that, and let those radioactive
particles get airborne, you've got a massive problem.
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