Screw greenpeace, bunch of tree-hugging bunny-lovers.
We will hug as many trees and bunnies as we wish. Stop destroying our planet with your rapacious greed.
oh shmangle- do you feel better about yourself now?? what exactly is wrong with being a bunny and nature loving person? huh? I guess you are a fat and greasy KFC eating numbskull.
Greenpeace makes a very valid point- we should be careful of nuclear power plants. But people's general attitude towards groups like Greenpeace says alot about their ability to comprehend things way bigger than them. A nuclear disaster is very very dangerous, and considering increased tectonic activity on earth- we should not count our chickens. One accident and we could all be screwed. Do you idiots not understand that radioactivity stays in the soil and water for very long, and will affect all living things around it.
Im not saying we should opt for coal instead- lets lay down foundations for sustainable energy- south africa has enough sun and wind to power a great deal of the country. Please people stop[ being sheep to the big companies and think for yourselves- nuclear is dangerous- sure it seems safe and highly effective, but you seem to be forgetting that everything has a trade off- and the bigger the benefits, the bigger the risks- its common sense
Common sense is not common Irene! You should know that. We are living in an era where economics plays a crucial part of life. The technology & methods used in creating Fukushima are outdated & belong in the museum now. The so call "clean energy" is a fallacy & is the next big money spinner. Peoples needs will always be exploited to generate a profit. I know clean energy is the way forward but honestly speaking, there is no place for such a concept in the modern society without serious repercussions.
ange. What greed are you talking about?
Ange if you are so disgusted by our greed i suggest that you turn your geyser, TV, Computer, internet and fridge off for good. Those are all "luxuries" that you can live out with. Your little comment about destroying the planet was most likely powered by coal... I live in a world of practicalities. If you really want to make a difference, go up to every pregnant mother or any person who want children and lecture them about how they are actively killing the planet. Overpopulation is the real inconvenient truth...only difference is, there is no warm fuzzy feel good solution.
@ juggernaut: I am talking about the greed of the capitalist society in which we live, which constantly demands more and more gimmicks and gadgets, all dependant on electricty to operate, while being totally unnecessary. The greed of selfish people who install central heating and air-conditioning in a country where all you need to keep warm is a decent blanket or jacket. The greed of one of my neighbours who has a permanent artificial waterfall outside his house, not caring how much power and water he is wasting.
Ange what have you done for the planet?
Irene, I remember you. You are hippie with the sarong, dread locks and jesus tekkies. Anyway, he can't be a fat and greasy KFC eating numb skull too, you already said that's me. Shouldn't we be more worried about the increased tectonic activity than the nuclear plants? I mean, that may well be the reason the ice caps are melting and the seasons changing. Do you hippies not understand that without power you will freeze/burn (not sure what to believe anymore) to death, should climate change escalate.
Hey, the foundations for sustainable energy has been laid down, but nobody wants to invest into something with no returns. Don't think because the herd (sheep) are going one way, and you are lost, we have to turn around because you say so. Yes, nuclear is dangerous, but no more than wind energy for example. Total deaths directly related to Chernobyl accident are something 60 (including cancer). Caithness Windfarm: - 922 accidents and 67 deaths up to 2010. And because they are so sustainable, more deaths and accidents to come. Yes, they sure are safe and clean those wind farms...common sense.
Good gawd, we have a communist hippie. They morph. Hi ange, I know somebody that will gladly come and switch off your electricity....since you can live without it. Give me a buzz, if you are interested.
Thank you Irene... Your stupid comments about fat and greasy KFC just got you another few chickens slaughtered for my benefit.
Hmm nyum nyum- I hope you enjoy the colon cancer those tortured and hormone fed deformed chickens will give you. They will have their revenge- one day.
You and Pop are the same- pragmatic- anything can and should be done as long as it is for the 'advancement' of humans- but you guys dont think of the down side to your pragmatic views, and the long term effects of your beliefs.
Yeah- nuclear plants are fast efficient options to create energy- yet the downside are way more risky than any other form of energy production.
@POP- what so there can only be one wheezing greasy blob indulging in disgusting foods? You are one of many- but just because you guys are a majority to us healthy nature loving 'hippies' does not make you right and us wrong- We work hard at being good citizens, instead of blindly consuming crap till the end of time- whats so wrong with this?
We cant change the movement of the tectonic plates- yet we can change our consumer habits- its a FACT we have raped the environment and polluted most of our waterways-and I firmly believe any person who disagrees or wants to point fingers at us who are trying to improve the world- for everyone- is a narcissistic bigoted egotistical waste of air.
Oh and you are also fogetting that Chernobyll is today and will probably always be a desolated poisoned piece of land- that is man's doing- not tectonic plates. Radiation seeping from Fukushima is also not the plates fault- but man- for building the reastor
@pop100: I am not a commie; I am a freedom loving bunny and tree hugger. I see you are offering to switch off my lights; could it be that you are flirting with me, you capitalist, nuclear-loving, planet-destroying member of the establishment? As an ex-flower child I am probably old enough to be your mother...