Protest organiser Masao Kimura said: “It’s a symbolic day today. Now we can prove that we will be able to live without nuclear power.”
Geez. That was never in doubt. The question is always risk versus benefit. Obviously there are alternative energy resources.
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Friday the country should concentrate on ramping up renewables and boosting energy efficiency.
But whatever. Anyone reading this site might think me “pro-nuke”. Nope. No more than pro-“taking out the trash” or pro-“gutting fish”. I’d love to have cleanliness and smoked salmon without working for them. But our choice is to either do things we’d rather not, or wallow in filth and eat like animals.
(And consider just how decadent society has gotten, for “adults” to have forgotten such basic truth.)
So we could just de-power human society, as millions of spoiled idiots demand. They, of course, will be the first ones eaten when their wish finally comes true. But for us who find abundant power an enormous blessing, the nuclear energy option is among the least bad.
What is the least bad use of available energy? IMAO, it’s “geo-solar”. If our self-proclaimed betters really cared about both people and Gaia, they’d be pushing it for all it’s worth.
How does it work? Build your house either partially underground or with extremely thick, dense walls. Assuming you live in the Northern Hemisphere, put it on a southern slant.
Aaaaand…congratulations! You’ve just done more for Mother Nature than every anti-nuke protester, ever.