Saturday, April 28, 2012

Are You Ready?

Fukushima: Hanging by a Thread

"After writing my essay “Radioactive Hell on Earth”—actually I wanted to change that title to “Fukushima on Steroids”—I see Christina Consolo’s essay “Fukushima is Falling Apart”:

Are you ready—it is becoming clear that we, our children and our entire civilization is hanging by a thread. It is a very sorry thing to report that we have literally shot ourselves in the foot with a big nuclear shotgun full of radioactive particles of the worst conceivable kind.

It has taken a year but finally “a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there. What he saw was horrific. Reactor No. 4 building is on the verge of collapsing.

Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1,565 fuel rods.”

If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire that could wipe out most of the northern hemisphere; certainly it would be a massive civilization-breaking event."

This is the raw, ugly problem we face these days. Massive crap like the Fukushima disaster, the gulf extinction event, ongoing economic collapse, endless war for corporate profit, on and on, it's all papered over with smiley faces and nothing is addressed head on. The scumbags learned a long time ago that unpleasantness, even massive death and disruption, can be glossed over and shoved into the future for somebody else to worry about.
We're facing the most disastrous ecological catastrophe in the history of humankind.
Think Yahoo is on it?


Anonymous greencrow said...


Is that video a knock off to THIS video?

Watch it to the will be amazed.


29/4/12 2:34 PM  

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