Monthly Archives: March 2011

An important lesson from Fukushima

It is simply heartbreaking to see what had happened in north-eastern Japan. Devastation by nature I can deal with. But unnecessary deaths from individual and collective action, I cannot.

Are the risks from nuclear energy worth this? As individuals we should not be indifferent but speak out when those who want to build these dangers, these nuclear power generation facilities. Sure we have a good life for while but we must question the wisdom of the reliance on infrastructures which as individuals we cannot control.

I still prefer to imagine a lifestyle which is “local”, which can be controlled or at least by managed by a small collective. Any larger and we will need to depend on something which is not dependable and maintainable by us.

By the time we realise it might be too late.