Last week I had a stereotypical “my generation” moment. I was checking my Facebook in the morning before I got ready for work when I saw one of my friend’s posts. He mentioned that Japan had been rocked by a huge earthquake and tsunami. I followed the news link and began reading the story. I’ve made discoveries of most world events through early morning Facebook … [Read more...]
After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, now the shaken nation is facing nuclear emergency. Read all of our coverage on the situation in Japan with analysis of the lessons that this tragedy may hold for a world desperately in need of clean, safe energy in the face of climate change and peak oil.
They were in the news a half century ago when they were called “too cheap to meter.” Now “absolutely safe” nuclear reactors are once again in the news. As the horrifying scene in Japan unfolds this month, many politicians and media pundits are acting as if the only electricity choice for the U.S. is nuclear reactors or coal power plants. This is a false choice. Only … [Read more...]
After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, now the shaken nation is facing nuclear emergency. Here you can find ways to help along with all of our coverage on the situation in Japan and the lessons that this tragedy holds for the world. Transition Voice Japan coverage Check out our coverage of the situation in Japan, including: "Post-carbon (and post-uranium) Japan" by … [Read more...]
It’s so difficult to grasp the enormity of what has happened, and is happening, in Japan. As if an earthquake and subsequent tsunami weren’t enough, the Japanese government must also deal with the possibility of nuclear meltdown – not once, but several times! This is the first time the words “perfect storm” have occurred to me. But there can be no doubt that events in Japan … [Read more...]
Three days before the Fukushima nuclear power explosion, I made a comment on a peace activist's Facebook page: "I believe a successful, final anti-nuke campaign will only take place in one of two ways: 1) collapse puts the entire infrastructure of industry and consumption out of business, forcing the survivors to minimally babysit the nukes forever, or, 2) there's an … [Read more...]