Postcards from the ragged edge of our global energy system highlight the costs we pay, the risks we bear and the toll we submit to every day for the power and fuel we use. The choice before us could not be more clear.
No one can be so ridiculous as to suggest that some sort of miserable, bearded Christian deity was just sitting around, bored out of his mind, and suddenly decided, on a frustrated whim, to flick his middle finger against the Pacific plate.
Is it reasonable to stake our future on a devilishly uncontrollable, potentially lethal technology? If we did not have other options, perhaps it would be. Could it be that "our nuclear future" is an oxymoron?
No energy source is without its impacts, but I have never heard of a catastrophic "solar explosion" or "wind spill." If we learn nothing else from Japan's nuclear nightmare, let it be this: nuclear power is simply not worth the risk.