Mike Dunigan, John Shanahan - alumni, University of Notre Dame: Planet Earth is such a magnificent, unique place in the universe with amazing life from the tiniest creatures to the largest mammals, fish, plants and forests. Most special, humanity. Unfortunately, there is a lot of hatred and cruelty also. The story of Native Americans helping people in Europe in the 1800s as European-Americans were stealing and slowly killing Native Americans is very unusual. If the world is to make best use of nuclear power, it needs peace, opportunity for prosperity for all, good education and sound government. A hugely disproportionate distribution of all of the wealth of the planet (natural resources, prime land, monetary assets) in the hands of a few is not a long-term, workable solution.
John Shanahan, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Plentiful, reliable, safe, environmentally sound energy is essential for the modern world. So are water supply and waste water treatment, food supply, sound economies, well run governments, good education systems, and peaceful relations with one another and between countries. How do we achieve these conditions? Should we go back to the way things were long ago or work to find good solutions using everything available today? This article focuses on one aspect of food production, mono-culture, large scale farming.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Denver, Colorado, USA has experienced 70 to 80 degree temperature changes in two days. This weather pattern along with blizzards, floods and hurricanes in other parts of the world cause the poor and homeless to suffer and die and livestock to perish. Which is most important for the world to deal with: extreme weather, natural climate change, man-made climate change? Should nuclear energy experts be focusing on man-made climate change or on existence threatening problems in government, industry and public thinking? This presents all sides so you can decide.