Wednesday, June 4, 2008

David Suzuki: A nuclear reaction |

As global warming and even peak oil pick up steam in the face of $4 gas and rising, nukes, "clean coal", drilling in Alaska Wilderness Refuge and other bad ideas will be held forth as answers to the crisis.

The big problem, of course, is consumerism, which pushes the need for continued growth, and more energy. We need to cut down on consumption, production and waste. "But," you say, "That's recessionary!"

No, it's what used to be called living within your means, and not depending on credit to get us out of our mess.It's deciding what we really "need", and focusing on that.

Still, if people around you are lamenting the need for "clean nuclear", please share this with them.

David Suzuki: A nuclear reaction |