While the West is debating building nuclear power plants, China is building, Turkey is building, Iran is building, Russia is building, India is building, and both Australia and Finland are ramping up Uranium mining.
Meanwhile, other countries like Brazil are depending on Nuclear plants to help meet greenhouse gas goals, and the same opposition that has kept nuclear plants from being built in the west for thirty years still maintains their superstitious and uninformed anti-nuclear stance. It’s time forÂ you to give Greenpeace a piece ofÂ your mind if you honestly care about the environment. One of Greenpeace’s founders, Patrick Moore certainly has….
All deaths to-date from nuclear power do not come close to equalingÂ any singleÂ year of deaths from either coal or petrochemical power in the past thirty years. If youÂ want a world of strife and warfare thenÂ keep energy sparse, expensive, and concentrated in a few countries. Maybe then we will see another year like the single one where deaths from nuclear did outweigh the deaths from all other power sources.
Someone is finally going to make a movie from Alfred Bester’s “The Stars My Destination“. Constantin Film Development inc. and Impact Pictures appear to be putting together the film at present, and it’s aboutÂ time.
TSMD is one of SF’s genre-defining classic works and it’s as current today as when it was written. It’s a Promethean tale of revenge ala The Count of Monte Cristo, with a back theme of the responsibility we all have in modern times with the powers granted through Science.
E.G. — if you have an explosive that can split the planetÂ which is ignited by a thought then you must be responsible.
My only fear is that they will mess this up and make a special-effects dog’s lunch out of it instead of concentrating on the two major themes and three minor so artfully woven by Alfred Bester.
Gully Foyle is my name
and Terra is my nation
Deep space is my dwelling-place
and death’s my destination.
Alfred Bester, “The Stars My Destination”