A thought about our planet’s future
The Fukushima incident is possibly responsible for a mass dying of animals all over the Pacific Ocean. Radiation in and around Fukushima is much stronger and its impact on the environment much worse than prospected and officially reported.
Nuclear waste containers have been discovered to be leaking and release radioactive material into the environment. Nuclear waste remains hazardous for almost 1000 years. The containers that contain the radioactive waste material, last all much less.
Can we at all respond to the possible catastrophic effects that have been caused by nuclear power and might in fact be caused in the future? How can we at all foresee which dangers we may be going to face?
France for example gets most of its power supply out of nuclear power plants. But France is also a country that is located over a rift that could show an important seismic activity in the future. On the other hand, Russia has ambitious projects for nuclear power plants. And while Germany has started to turn off its reactors after the Fukushima incident, nuclear power plants are being built allover the world, regardless of the disastrous consequences in case of an accident. The problems of nuclear waste are being concealed and played down, and nuclear power is being embellished by those who earn on it.
The energy problem remains unsolved. There’s still no real clean energy supply, as windmills and solar energy panels create new problems for the environment. The promotion of all alternatives to mineral oil is being performed by those interested in making a business out of it, helped by arguable affirmations about man-made Global Warming.
The production of energy in modern times has been a time bomb since the invention of electricity. Mineral oil has turned out to be a solution as disastrous as coal for what concerns direct pollution. Nuclear energy is being heavily criticized, yet power plants are being built everywhere in the world.
What is missing is a serious worldwide government-financed investigation for the development of alternative energy production like proposed i.e. by Nikola Tesla. Has anybody ever wondered why windmills and solar power plants have become a big business, but no government performs officially serious research about i.e. Tesla’s ideas?
Compare the worldwide distribution of power plants (1) with the map showing the seismologically unstable and most dangerous aeras on Earth. Earthquakes are still almost completely unpredictable; leave alone the eruption of volcanos or super volcanos. These events alone can be disastrous – if they trigger a nuclear catstrophe, the effects are unimaginable. Nuclear energy is no solution as the price the planet pays in case of an accident, is incalculably high. We need valuable research for other solutions – otherwise, we might be the ones who will have killed life on Earth as we know it.