When and where will the next nuclear disaster occur? It will happen and then what? Will we all board huge spaceships, travelling to some distant planet?
lilac and Jennifer, you do realize I hope, that the nuclear plants in Japan were sold to them by US companies and are nearing the end their life span. That includes the ones built here. Whenever there is a review of the plants and problems noticed here, instead of fixing the problems the NRC just lowers the standards so the utility companies can continue to make profits and not waste any money on repairs.
lilac, towards the end of the movie GasLand
one person suggested that with the discovery of water on the moon and Mars that what you jest about will, in fact, become reality. It has since got me to thinking that the moon and Mars may soon become like Australia of old where debtors are sent, not to prison but to new colonies in space. Good slave labor. As 'man' finds this planet uninhabitable the robots can finish the job of mineral extraction while the very rich go to their new homes on planets far, far away. More wealth for them and who cares if a few billion people die here.
I know, I know, I'm not only a pessimist but also have more than a bit of paranoia. Actually a LOT of paranoia.
However, I watched this a while back and was pretty amazed:http://video.pbs.org/video/2157025070