Thank you for bringing this important topic to light! We must stop using nuclear power now, by replacing the energy that these plants now produce with wind and solar plants, and then by shutting these plants down and then securing the nuclear waste somewhere that it will not be impacted by the impending 24 foot sea level rise that will occur if only the Greenland ice sheet melts, or eventually from the 200 feet of sea level rise that will occur. This will all happen because of human caused global warming and climate change that will eventually melt all of the world’s ice if we do not stop putting greenhouse gasses like methane and CO2 into the atmosphere, and we must stop doing this now, before it is just too late. We have only twelve years tops to do this, and we are not likely to succeed because we don’t have enough time. We should have taken much stronger actions forty years ago! We are not moving nearly fast enough to prevent an impending climate catastrophe that will be far worse than anything that has ever been seen in all of human history.
These are all aging nuclear plants that are all well beyond their decommissioning dates anyway, making them all extremely vulnerable. All nuclear plants are located close to sea level along oceans and rivers as they all need copious amounts of cool water with which to cool their nuclear rods so as to prevent meltdowns. Should even the Greenland ice sheet melt and then slide off into the North Atlantic, this would cause a tidal wave and will increase global sea levels to rise as much as 24 feet within minutes to hours. This rise in global sea levels worldwide will put the entire state of Florida under about 24 feet of water and will then drown everyone and everything in the state, including all of Florida’s nuclear power plants and military bases. This sea level rise will also back up every river that feeds into the oceans, and back up all of their tributaries where many inland nuclear power plants are located, so when the Mississippi River rises by 24 feet, the Missouri River, Ohio River, and every other river connected to the Mississippi River will also rise by 24 feet, and this is where many low lying inland nuclear plants are located. This flooding, as had happened with the Fukushima accident, will flood these plants and then cause the electricity to fail, shutting off all of the water pumps that pump water over the nuclear rods to cool them. This could cause the rods to overheat and then cause meltdowns, and this would happen all at the same time that the surrounding residential and commercial areas will also be under 24 feet of water, making it impossible in most cases anyway for anyone to be able to intervene so as to prevent these immanent meltdowns. We have about 114 aging nuclear plants in America and also many nuclear research sites and nuclear waste storage sites that could also be impacted. This could likely contaminate vast areas of America with tremendous amounts of radioactive contaminated water, and poison underground aquifers and drinking water sources which could lead to the radioactive and toxic poisoning of millions of our citizens. This water will also contain just about every single toxic industrial chemical known to man, coming from every affected flooded chemical and industrial site, as well as combining it all with copious amounts of every kind of agricultural waste and manures, and many other toxic materials. This contaminated water will all be lethal and extremely poisonous even to touch! Our nation’s rivers and oceans would then become radioactive and full of toxic chemicals, manures, dead fish and animals, and every disease and death causing substance imaginable, and there would be no way to detect it or to ever clean it up and no place for the water to ever go!
During the time of the dinosaurs, the Midwest of America was all underwater as a swamp, and to a swamp it will then return, a toxic swamp of death! And this could happen only if just the Greenland Ice sheet melts, and that would only cause 24 feet of sea level rise. If all of the ice ever melts in the Antarctic and everywhere else, the world’s oceans will rise by 200 feet and it will then be much worse!
Most of our human civilization and most of the world’s population all live near water and most of the world’s cities are located at heights that are under 200 feet above sea level. The catastrophe that this flooding from melting ice will cause will forever end the entire modern world and set us all back to primitive cave man status overnight, only this time everything will be deadly toxic, and almost all of the animals and plants remaining alive will be contaminated and toxic, and most will be dead and dying. There will be little to no hope of anyone left alive being able to find any clean water to drink or any food to eat, no medical care, nor any safe place to live anywhere. There will be mobs of terrified people wiling to kill for food, clean water, guns, ammo, or medicine and there will be chaos. We cannot expect FEMA, the military, or anyone in government to ever come to help us either!
America and the other countries of the earth have all been exceedingly foolish and there have been far too many greedy, self centered sociopaths that have used their wealth and power to lie to and misinform the public for so many years so that we have all collectively failed to take much if any meaningful action so as to prevent this impending man made catastrophe that may end the human race and destroy most if not all life on earth forever. This catastrophe can only be prevented, it can never be fixed, and we only have twelve years at most to accomplish this prevention. Trump, Putin, and the republicans and half of all democrats and most all businesses are still foolishly pushing very hard to go exactly in the opposite direction that we need to go. They are foolishly undoing all of the safety rules, and are madly sending us all careening towards a climate catastrophe from which we will all never recover. No amount of wealth, money or power is ever worth doing this because what will be lost is truly priceless and irreparable for any price. We are destroying the entire capacity of the earth to sustain and nurture any life, except perhaps life that temporarily hangs on in some remote places where eventually even there the contamination will then seep in and contaminate and kill all of its life as well as it pollutes and irradiates its air water and food. Rain will become radioactive rain and then spread death and disease everywhere, and there will be no medical care.
So in the end, It will be our collective worship of Mammon, our unbridled materialistic capitalism and our insatiable greed beyond all reason and beyond any degree of common sense and decency that will have destroyed us all in the end. This is only a beginning list of the horrors to come if we do not stop now, and this threat is too terrible for any of us to risk for any reason. So why are we all being so foolish? We humans have it so good right now, and so we all ought to care much more about preserving our environment and keeping it clean so that these terrible things will never happen. We cannot afford to ignore the truth telling scientists like Rachel Carson and Al Gore, who speaks for the thousands of climate and natural scientists that he interviewed before writing his book. We can stop this catastrophe, but we must take very drastic actions NOW before it is too late!
We have ALL been warned. And so we must ALL take heed or else we will ALL face the very dire consequences. So if you don’t care about yourself, then please at least consider your children and those you love. The Bible says in Revelation that God will come down to destroy those men who destroy the earth, which is His Creation, and so do we dare to anger God, the Creator in this wanton and foolish way by our idolatrous devotion to Mammon? Is the risk truly worth it? I say no, and I hope that you also agree, and so now we must then convince all of the others to help us to stop this insane madness now before it is too late!