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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

January 25, 2006

Nuclear not green

Nice program (docudrama of course) on TV last night starring Ade Edmonson about Chernobyl. Nuclear reactor meltdown and how politicians can fall into the trap of thinking truth more dangerous than the risk of loss of lives when things start to go tits up.

Also, since we're all being fed the line that nuclear power is the way forward, a timely reminder that nuclear power is not, actually, Green.

It isn't that it is unnatural or against nature: around the universe there is plenty of nuclear activity. Just look at the stars and the sun (through appropriate protective equipment).

The problem is us: the talking chimps. We're just not clever or responsible enough. We can't be trusted. Proof that we shouldn't be trusted with as big a box of matches as this is the fact that we now need these matches.

Give a man a car with six gears and he'll plough through a crowd of schoolkids at 85 mph. You know it makes sense.


  • No cranberries are involved in nuclear power generation, though, which is on the plus side.

    But I suspected burning cranberries to produce electricity would be a good use for them.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 3:29 am  

  • Johnny Ball is in favour of nuclear power. For that reason, I hesitate to pass judgement. If you can't trust Johnny Ball, who can you trust?

    By Blogger Marie, at 11:13 am  

  • Ah Johnny Ball! Boffin from a time before the word was added to the CV of all half-decent Fame Academy graduates: actor, singer, dancer, model, presenter, boffin...

    And, of course, father of the gorgeous Lucille Ball.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 6:31 am  

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