From Fukushima to Solartopia: An Atomic Meditation
As Fukushima continues to spew out its radioactive poisons, we are witnessing one of the great technological revolutions in human history.
Our ability to survive on this planet has never been more endangered by industrial pollution, and yet we now have the means to create a green-powered Earth.
On this year's anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, I had the opportunity to speak about this "best of times/worst of times" reality to a wonderful group of citizen-activists at the Unitarian-Universality Hall in Berkeley, California.
The talk went on for an hour, during which only half the audience fell asleep.
It was beautifully recorded by Maria Gilardin of WTUC radio, who allowed us to re-broadcast it on the SOLARTOPIA Show at Progressive Radio Network.
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