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Oil Spills and Mine Disasters?

May 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Isn’t it time we figured out some alternatives to oil and coal? (For those of you suggesting nuclear plants as a substitute, I suggest you rent “China Syndrome” at the video store and watch it, or acquire some penpals living around Chernobyl and get their opinions. )

We can do better for ourselves and the planet. And we need to do it now.

Tags: American Grotesque · It's about time! · Science and Technology

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy // May 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I had a similar thought with 2 such disasters happening so close in time. It’s discouraging to think about how dangerous most forms of power generation are. Even wind turbines have their problems, the large rotor blades killing birds. It seems that solar power is the best option. Or some new type of power cell? We need our scientists to get cracking!

  • 2 Paula // May 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    It was a beautiful planet.

  • 3 Iris // May 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I agree – we need some alternative for power generation. However, there is that creepy feeling that the next suggestion will be more nuclear plants. Hopefully not.
    On a lighter note – I heard that Rush Limbaugh said that the ocean will take care of itself. Something to the effect that oil is as natural as water. With people like him educating a very large fan base – I am struggling to stay hopeful for a planet-friendly power production solution.

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