Friday, January 01, 2010
The world is going mad. The BBC reports that Lithuania has had to shut down its only nuclear reactor as a condition of joining the EU.
The reactor is 20 years old and is the same as those at Chernobyl. The Chernobyl reactor only blew up because the technicians wanted to test how many safety circuits they could override before it went bang. Quite a lot, it turned out. The reactors are safe, but we're not so sure about the people that operate them.
Anyway, the Lithuanians looked at the vast riches on offer from the EU and complied.
It didn't matter that the reactor provided 80% of their electricity. It didn't matter that this is the middle of winter. And it didn't matter that the Lithuanians now have to get their power from the Russians, and will no doubt be held to ransom by them.
Eurocrats. Doncha just love em?
Hit the title bar for the link to the BBC site
Here's what they say on Fox news
And the Melbourne Age
Finally, consider this: the green movement hates technology, but technology is the only way forward. We cannot clothe, feed, heat or shelter ourselves without it.
This island nation was once self sufficient in all those things. We are now at the mercy of any and everyone who wishes us harm. I accept that the climate may be changing, but I fear the cold much more than the warm.
And you should too. It'll be our nuclear power stations next. Then our coal powered stations. What then? They won't let us burn our rubbish. How will we keep warm as the winters turn colder?