Oliver Stone is finishing a new documentary advocating nuclear power. This Open Letter evaluates some of the risks & consequences of pursuing nuclear power as our species’ primary energy source.
As of 2022, TEPCO is preparing for one of The Final Failures of this catastrophe without end. Dumping continually increasing levels of water containing a cocktail of radioactive poisons into the Pacific Ocean will increase contamination of the biosphere to incalculable levels.
Professor Mearsheimer begins by noting that, “what we have here is a war between the United States and Russia and there’s no end in sight.” “Hubris” from the Greek hybris “wanton violence, insolence, outrage,” is cited as causing the downfall of ancient Athens. The Encyclopedia Britannica states the term as meaning “the intentional use of violence to humiliate or degrade. The word’s connotation changed over time, and hubris came to be defined as overweening presumption that leads a person to disregard the divinely fixed limits on human action in an ordered cosmos.”
To face the incomprehensible reality that ALL THIS can end in a momentary flash provides an opening to BEGIN to struggle with changing how we relate to our selves, our family and friends, our community and the miracle of all life we share this world with.