Things out of Japan don’t look good. It is being reported that the nuclear meltdown was indeed very bad. This isn’t going to be easily fixed. It will have a very long lasting influence on the country of Japan and on its citizens. And on the world.
There is an awful lot of noise across the globe with nations wanting to back away from nuclear power generation. Under the circumstances that is understandable. However that doesn’t alter one bit what we already know and specifically how our sun works and how that logically should inform our progress. Our entire universe works on the power of the atom. Ultimately we do need to learn how to safely harness the power of the atom. We can do that. But not if we insist upon operating within an economic model which prohibits doing it safely. The long term survival of humankind requires we do this but we have to come to grips with the idea that we eventually have to put away profit, wealth and class bias as elements of the equation of life. They don’t really belong. Not if we plan on achieving success or surviving. Profit and wealth are confused goals of confused persons who we should learn to ignore.