Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
it's not so much terrorists blowing up nuke plants i worry about, it's their stealing plutonium through bribery or such, and then using it on cities.

if there were no coal or uranium, and we had to MAKE DO on whatever else we can cobble together, what would happen?

yes it would take extraordinary governance, the likes of which is rarer than diamonds in the dust right now, but if enough of the populace educate themselves and take responsibility for their eco-footprint size, i feel certain organisational systems will emerge (see sven), and work to creat the benefits of order out of the pot pourri of chaotic choices that remain unexplored or repressed, as we continue to support leviathans' drunken staggering towards an historical precipice, squawking or dumb, as the case may be.

if coal can be burned cleanly and still be affordable, then so be it.

if the nuke industry can be shown to be transparent, responsible and self-supporting, rather than the secretive, treacherous, and duplicitous self it's hitherto revealed, then maybe...

but meanwhile every day not addressing a future that works on the basis of sustainability and maximim quality of life for the greatest number, AND CAN CLEAN UP ITS OWN MESS AS IT GOES ALONG, is another day wasted in chatter, as the titanic orchestra tunes up for the last waltz.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Aug 31st, 2006 at 09:26:24 AM EST
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