Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Leadership, Business, Science and Human Lives

"We take so much from mother Earth and what do we give back?" said my father's gardener. We had a lot of flowering plants, fruit trees and vegetable gardens and vines so I knew what he meant. I paid close attention to hear what my father would say.
"Except for when we die," my father said. "The land takes nourishment from our dead bodies".  That was one of the most gruesome statements I had heard as a little girl. To this day, I try to be careful about what I say around any kid. It was not until I grew up and understood the cycle of life that I understood what my father had said. So to this day I try to limit my needs so I do not have to take too much from this earth. That is my individual choice and I am sure a lot of us have given the subject a thought once in a while. Not all of us can be like Pete Seeger, who recycles even in his nineties. So along with recycling comes the thought about conservation of electricity and water. We need energy and so far a lot of discoveries have been made so efficient and affordable energy can be available. When Enrico Ferni, Leo Szilard, and a group of other scientists made it possible for human beings to be able to enjoy the use of energy, they must have been extremely happy. I am sure they were aware of safety hazards and potential dangers if anything went wrong. I am sure also that they gave emphasis on properly educating people about how crucial the steps are, for taking care that nuclear plants stay safe. I am now wondering about why a country would build such elaborate nuclear plants where earthquakes are possible if not frequently possible. Also why would the government not tell the facts like they are about what is going on. My husband thinks that leaders are afraid of the possibility of mass hysteria. Also businesses do not want to be effected from that mass hysteria.
International atomic energy agency is asking us for financial help.

7 comments:

Footprints of Peace said...

Off the beaten track, but when I landscaped my front and backyards, I planted plants that gave fruits. My backyard is totally eatable. During the spring and summer months you can find me in a garden center. I absolutely love gardening, and it makes me sad to read how we neglect the earth.

Well with that said, not sure how to express my thoughts on government secrets. And is anything really safe? I just think such plants should be placed in areas far away from civilization, especially in a remote area you know will never be popularize with people. To be honest, this is my first time hearing of such. Wow!

Belle said...

I have always thought nuclear energy was dangerous. But it is all about money, so they build them anyway. There is nowhere to store all the nuclear waste, which is a terrible thing.

Facing50Blog.com said...

I have to agree with Belle. Worrying times I'm afraid and we all need to do more to conserve energy.

Vanilla Mama said...

It is very scary what is going on right now, and I cannot imagine living their lives right now! Governments are notorious for keeping things from us in the interest of our "safety" and this is yet another case of it. Thank you for this post!

Tyler said...

I feel as though they didn't think it over well enough when they placed the power plant there. Luckily nuclear power plants aren't half as bad as bombs and I'm grateful for that. It's still a very unfortunate event and I hope everything gets cleared up.

Monalisa said...

Japan is a country which has conserved all profound beauty of nature it has. There are a lot of people in Japan who lived with nature, loving nature. Even when being nature friendly, Japan needed a heavy amount of energy to power its projects; nuclear power plants were at this point a convenient, yet challenging option. Japan took the challenge. Yes, it turned out terrible now. But, who thought of it? I can't think authorities didn't take enough security options to prevent any possible leakage. Chances are that they took some extra measures than usual. But who ever thought of this disaster?

Monalisa said...

When tsunami hit Japan, the talk here in India all over news was, had it been in India, everything would have been washed off. Japan has surprisingly survived a heavy deal. I would salute Japan for that.