Wednesday, March 23, 2011

nuclear winter


well, it seems i got my winter back. its sleeting here this morning.

i grew up 10 miles from indian point. when i was around 4 or 5 my sister and i were home with my dad when the alarm went off. not realizing it was a test, my dad went berserk trying to get us and some things together to evacuate. i couldn't find my shoes and started crying.

you know, that's just the world we live in. we have a lot of people who require a lot of electricity. i felt guilty the other day because i wanted to blow dry my hair instead of leaving the house with a wet head. what a luxury! people who say they don't want nuclear power? how you gonna blow dry your wet head and leave all the lights on when you walk out the door?

i'm not championing nuclear power here, i'm just tired of people saying we should shut nuclear plants down - an impossible scenario without some serious creativity in current politics.


17 comments:

laughtrack said...

girl don't get me started. how about we have a cocktail with ICE from the FREEZER.

Mlle Paradis said...

i say bring on the creativity!

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Miz.November said...

Amen. It's always easier to say it than to do it. And I, for one, am quite fond of running a heater in my bathroom while taking a shower.

17 beats. said...

preach it. i'm sick of people thinking that electricity is this magical thing that just flows through three little wholes in the wall. when will folks learn that you can't get something for nothing ? even wind energy comes at a cost, and no, i don't just mean that the wind mills look ugly.

EBB said...

Well said. Same with how "awful" the mining companies are making all those poor miners get trapped underground. It is our need for electricity and cheap fuel (don't get me started on oil) that drive all of this. There is such a disconnect on the part of the general public around this issue.

Shelley said...

You ok, sweetie?

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Manreet Deol said...

right on... 'developed countries' consume more power and generate more waste...AND lecture the third world ..ha.... you guys have it good..blackouts and rationed water are a daily reality in most countries...

Inessa said...

so true, it is a delicate situation that needs a creative solution

rachel said...

from the Interdependence Project: "...in Japan, it takes one nuclear reactor just to power all the drink dispensers that allow people instant 24-hour access to hot and cold drinks. I wonder how many it takes in America? Am I willing to give up instant hot and cold drinks to prevent nuclear fallout?"

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