In mid-May, I heard Oliver Stone interviewed by Lex Fridman focusing on Ukraine. Near the beginning, for 12+ minutes, Oliver Stone talks about nuclear power and a new documentary he is finishing up. As he puts it, “nuclear energy is going to end the dominance of oil … because it’s the only sane way for the world to proceed.”
I was intrigued and concerned about Stone’s reasoning for advocating nuclear power and decided to write an Open Letter to present a differing perspective on the risks and consequences of pursuing nuclear power as our species’ primary energy source. The Open Letter is here: https://ratical.org/radiation/OpenLetterToOliverStoneOnN-power.html
My hope is to provoke reconsideration about the unlimited energy so many of us are used to having at our fingertips and, as Richard Heinberg wrote in 2003, how “each [U.S.] American has the equivalent of over 150 “energy slaves” working for us 24 hours each day. In energy terms, each middle-class American is living a lifestyle so lavish as to make nearly any sultan or potentate in history swoon with envy.”
Grateful to be present at this unique rite-of-passage moment in our species’ creative evolutionary adaptation into our post-industrial-mind epoch.
For the children, all our other than human kin, and all that follow us here,
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