“Clean Energy” – is the RISK truly worth it?

Is Nuclear Energy the answer?

Chernobyl and Fukushima – two cities that are not only lost to the people who once inhabited them, but they continue to post a threat to the health of many individuals if not the entire globe.

Nuclear Power Plants supposedly create clean energy – but is the RISK truly worth it?

Yet, some countries are pressing ahead with plans to build new nuclear power plants to create clean energy.  How can we call something a clean energy when it comes with the potential for the type of disaster we’ve experienced in Chernobyl and Fukushima?

Fukushima-NOAA-Map

NOAA’s Fukushima nuclear power plant radioactive waste water contamination map

We are being told that the new plants will have this and that improvement and therefore will be virtually unsinkable – like the Titanic, I suppose.

Even IF we were able to build such a plant, we are still dealing with the issue of radioactive waste that accumulates in each nuclear power plant. We simply have no room for it on THIS PLANET.

New thinking is required to avert the energy crisis

This is why it is imperative for us to think outside the box we’re being handed by governments and big corporations.  We must participate in finding solutions that work for real people, living inside one huge spaceship, zipping through the universe at unimaginable speed.   Once we run out of clean air and fertile grounds, there are no windows to open and we have nowhere else to go.

Currently, clean up at Fukushima is burdened with many mishaps and unforeseen troubles, as the Guardian reported on Wednesday, Nov 20th  2013:

Like Chernobyl, Three Mile Island or any other major nuclear accident, Fukushima Daiichi will be with us for decades to come. The entire plant is being decommissioned, a clean-up they reckon could take 40 years. After a disaster of these proportions, when three reactors suffered meltdowns after being hit by a giant tsunami, nothing its operator does or says today is taken at face value in Japan. The ability of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to handle the build-up of toxic water used to contain the melted cores is being questioned as never before, after a string of water and radiation leaks and one incident in which six men were doused with contaminated water. The embattled company faces plummeting morale, a shortage of skilled labour, insufficient funds – all exacerbated, according to some, by a refusal to accept outside help.   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

Changing the way we create and distribute energy can not be left up to governments and big business any longer

Each one of us is called now to step up and become part of the solution.  This means taking action – even if it seems like a daunting task.  What you do on a daily basis does have an effect on the planet, just like the butterfly who flaps its wings in the Rainforest and effects a Hurricane in another part of the world.  No dead is to small, and no task is too large for us humans to conquer.

Can 2 solar panels make a difference?

Going “solar” – even on a small scale at least sends a message to government and big business.  That is why the “One-Fridge-off the –Grid” project is more than just a way to keep your ice cream cold and the lights on during a power outage.  It’s taking a stand for a change in the way we think about energy creation and  energy distribution.

This is why I will support the “One-Fridge-Off the Grid” upcoming Kickstarter Campaign.  Subscribe to this blog for updates and share with your friends to find out when Markus begins his Kickstarter Project.  Together, we can create a better world!

Sonja-Sophie:)

www.sonjasophie.com

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