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Leading UK environmentalist launches desperate plea to fellow Greens not to make “unjustifiable leap” and abandon low-carbon nuclear power over the Fukushima emergency.
In 2008, Ulrich Beck wrote in the Guardian that nuclear power should not be seen a “green panacea” but as a “reckless gamble,” and warned the world that we are being urged “to climb into an aircraft for which a landing strip has not yet been built.”
The triple tragedy that is unfolding in Japan has starkly revealed a major contradiction in man’s relationship to nature under the conditions of late modernity. Stumbling along in ‘collective blindness’, humanity continues to live at the mercy of risks that we will never fully understand.
While Japanese workers are furiously trying to stave off a nuclear meltdown, the political fallout has already reached European shores — in a very big way.
The democratic revolutions raging through Europe’s backyard once again raise the question of our addiction to oil and our pandering to the region’s resource-rich dictators.
(Image courtesy of Manu Cornet)
In an unsettling new interview, Benjamin Barber — the leading Western academic who served as an advisor to Colonel Gaddafi and his PR machine — unwittingly echoes the deceitful and paranoid ramblings of the Brother Leader and his son Saif al-Islam.
After 11 days of one reputation-wrecking embarrassment after another, the embattled director of the
Libyan London School of Economics, Sir Howard Davies, has finally stepped down over his emphatic toadying to the Gaddafi regime.