The complexity of using nuclear power
Three major accidents have occured in the world during 30 years; in USA, Ukraine and Japan. It was once said the probability was extremely low for serious accidents.
IAEA has a special page about the accident in Chernobyl with interviews and pictures. Many things that are said are really worth thinking of. Nuclear power is "clean" from a carbondioxide point perspective, but it still remains a controversial energy source.
Read more, listen and look at the interviews...
There is an obvious risk man will enter a situation of "Environmental anorexia" with an endless hunt for being environmental friendly, but there is not such human life.
The behavioural pattern behind anorexia is in a way a strict logic applied to life and this very pattern can easily be transferred to a logic aiming at environmental friendliness, which never will be reached becuase there is always another step to make to reduce ones negative influence on the environment.
Imagine you are the captain of a rocket
This rocket has been built to send away a group of human beings, as well as animals and plants, to find a new world far away from our own solar system and it will travel generation after generation to an unknown future.
How would you control the ship taking its future journey into consideration? What strategy would you apply to keep the sensitive balance of all the internal processes? What knowledge would you have to develop among your crew, what philosophy and idal would you prefer to base your decision making upon? Maybe you would prefer anarchism or ultraconservatism?
Read more and imagine yourself being the captain of the ship...
Now you are Jacob Zuma...
You are Mr Jacob Zuma, prime minister of South Africa, and you are expected to decide if natural gas from the Karoo desert is to be extracted or not taking The Precautionary Principle into consideration. How would you reason and what would you decide?