Acknowledging the Hiroshima Anniversary

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Seventy two years ago today the first nuclear weapon was dropped on human beings.  The debate about whether its use was justified continues.  The Washington Post asks “Was it Justified or Needless” here.

The Globe and Mail interviewed one of the survivors, a Hibakusha, Setsuko Nakamura here..

A few things about nuclear weapons are not really debatable:

  1. They are not precision weapons.  They destroy everything and everyone within a large radius including women and children.
  2. The effects of radiation
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Getting Up-to-Date on Fukushima Daiichi

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Fukushima Well

A lot of news is breaking on Fukushima Daiichi.  While many sources point out worst-case scenarios, some of the pictures painted are clearly exaggerated.   Even if the worst-case scenario plays out, it will not be the end of life on the planet, as some in the blogosphere have claimed.   Humanity has survived the release of large volumes of nuclear radiation into the atmosphere during the days of nuclear weapons testing, and during the Chernobyl event.  Still, there is a lot … Continue Reading →