|No Nukes! NBA is a nuclear-free zone.|
Hold on, doesn't Canada sell nuclear reactors? And export Uranium? Hmm.
The official line of the Canadian government/nuclear industry is "nothing to worry about", or "no risk from Fukushima fallout" for Canadians. Their misinformation, withholding of data, and lies could put millions of citizens at risk.
Individuals that actually know about nuclear power paint a different, and very disturbing picture.
Scientists predict that if things get worse at the plant the radioactive plume that would travel across the Pacific would require the evacuation of the west coast of N. America. Uh, I live on the west coast of N. America, and I would like to know what an appropriate response would be to this unprecedented event.
Other experts go as far as to say that a worst case scenario would necessitate the evacuation of the entire Northern Hemisphere. As this horror continues to unfold, it is difficult to believe that there are vested interests that continue to push this destructive technology.
All this madness is more proof that we are being duped by powerful, moneyed, and influential forces. Governments in collusion with the war/nuclear industry tell us we can't continue without more nuclear power plants (while raising acceptable levels of radiation since 2011).
I don't see how we can continue with them.
If renewable can't power our busy lives, then perhaps what we need are less busy lives. If each of us committed to changes at home and practiced measures of conservation, the nuclear power plants that we have right now wouldn't be necessary.
We can choose simpler, less energy intensive lives. We can contact our elected officials and demand they act responsibly and implement a "Clean Energy: Choose Renewables First!" policy as recommended by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
We can say, "No Nuclear Power, No Nuclear Bombs - Anywhere".
"The splitting of the atom changed everything except Man's way of thinking, as we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe."
- Albert Einstein