The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.
At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources.
Curated by mokiethecat
The Last Mountain
Trailer of the movie, The Last Mountain, June 2011. Check out release dates and cities. The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
Check out EarthSayers.tv Special Collection, High Risk Energy Alternatives for more films, lectures, and speeches.
EarthSayer Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Peak Oil and Resource Wars by Daniele Ganser
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Conditional Use? Fracking Frontline by Barbara Arrindell
My Water's On Fire Tonight
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS 2009
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
GasLand by Josh Fox
Gas Drilling (2006) : Stories From the Front Line
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Climate Change and Nuclear Energy by Anthony Giddens
The Last Mountain
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.