"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.