Thursday, 21 February 2013
Time now for something positive. "Fresh Currents" is a work of investigative journalism, combined with stunning visuals, produced by the creators of the Kyoto Journal. It's available here as a free download; the print version is ¥2,000, and it's worth every penny. Here's the back cover blurb.
FUKUSHIMA HAS RAISED, ONCE AGAIN, THE PERENNIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HUMAN FALLIBILITY AND HUMAN FRAILTY, ABOUT HUBRIS AND MAN'S ARROGANCE IN THINKING HE CAN CONTROL NATURE. THE EARTHQUAKES, THE TSUNAMI, THE MELTDOWN AT JAPAN’S NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ARE NATURE’S REMINDERS OF HER POWER… ALTERNATIVES TO NUCLEAR ENERGY ARE A THOUSAND TIMES MORE ABUNDANT AND A MILLION TIMES LESS RISKY. TO PUSH NUCLEAR PLANTS AFTER FUKUSHIMA IS PURE INSANITY.
— VANDANA SHIVA