The environment has been a hot topic for the last few years, thanks to documentaries like An Ugly Truth which made clear that our planet is slowly changing because of our activities. Governments have agreed to reducing their emissions in order to slow down the process, but although the steps are taken the progress is slow. Companies do what they can to meet ISO norms, which includes being “green” (recycling, reducing the emissions by their car fleet to name a few examples). Despite all those efforts some question if all these steps will be enough to save humanity.
In the documentary Collapse, Michael Ruppert told that we are already too late and that alternative forms of energy are not a solution to the issue and that we will still have to rely on fossil fuels in order to execute greener plans. The way energy is created throughout the world is also a very damaging process as there is a lot of pollution because of it. Nuclear power could be a solution, because it generates less direct pollution with the only downside being radioactive waste and of course the dangers of anything happening to a nuclear plant. With the recent events in Fukushima still fresh in everyone’s memory it seems nuclear is not the way to go. But is that really the case? Pandora’s Promise is a documentary which actually tries to explain nuclear power plants and try to convince the viewer that the horror images everyone thinks of might be unnecessary. Continue reading