Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anti-Nuclear Marches in Germany

On Saturday March 26,2011 the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne in the country of Germany were crowded with protests against nuclear power. In Berlin alone it is estimated 100,000 people took part in the manifestation with other tens of thousand throughout the other cities. Recently with the problem at Japan´s Fukushima plant, Germany have had more protests but this one had more participants than anticipated. Other protests are taking place around the World for example in the country of Turkey. There´s hope for a greener future.
Photo from a former protest in October, 2010 also in Germany.

Photo from greenpeace.org

The anti-nuclear movement grows as people is learning how harmful nuclear power can be and how easy a power plant can blow-up whether by natural disaster, technical or human error, or terrorism.

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47 comments:

  1. just seen people in dresden doing protest marches. even though iam not a fan of nuclear-energy, i dont think shutting down every single one of them is an option for now

    def. followed you for more nice insight

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  2. I think there was a typo in the last paragraph But I hope you're right. We Americans, Mostly pro-war republicans, wont be joining that anytime soon which makes me sad.

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  3. HAHAHAHA, idiots. Nuclear power is the safest and most green form of massive power we have right now. These people seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of how nuclear power works and it is virtually impossible for another Chernobyl style event to happen. Sure, Fukushima is bad, but it isn't terrible, considering it got struck by a tsunami. Deaths related to fossil fuel pollution are way higher. Radioactive output from coal burning power plants is several times as more powerful then nuclear power.

    That, and these protestors are being rallied by Greenpeace, an organization that even had its founder turn against them for their lies and bad practices.

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  4. What are your thoughts on nuclear energy? Im okay with it and I dont understand why germans are not. Germany isnt in a seismic activity zone, does not lie near a sea so its not vulnerable for natural disasters.

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  5. Why are Germans worried about nuclear power, as long as it's maintained properly it is a safe source of energy

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  6. Hmecey: 23% of the power in Germany comes from nuclear source.

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  7. i live right next to a nuclear power plant... Diablo canyon nuclear power plant. what a fitting name for a power plant. and i live on Californians coast. hopefully they have that place well taken care of...

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  8. Antinuclear protest seem pretty hippie-ish to me. Nuclear power plants are powering thousands of households and at the moment, as far as I know, they are better than most of the alternatives.

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  9. I still think there are less overall issues with nuclear power than burning fossil fuels. Is it perfect science? Absolutely not, but it's one of the better options out there.

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  10. Marches everywhere. There are so many advantages to nuclear power, if only we had a safer way of producing it.

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  11. Nuclear related incidents are very slim in number, it actually is much safer than coal driven plants and has a much higher efficiency than wind and solar. As long as it is managed safely and strictly, the chances of disaster are not that big at all. I'll take nuclear over coal any day.

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  12. most of those protesters are sadly not very open to arguments and logic
    same counts for the pro atom fraction
    an open dialog without those hardened fronts would be the best for all

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  13. 100,000? wow.

    that's a big display of the will of the people.

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  14. I'm not sure how I feel about nuclear energy. I understand the concerns, for sure, but I also understand that if done properly, it can be very safe. In a country that relies heavily on nuclear power like Germany dies, I'm not surprised over the concern

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  15. To be quite honest, I've always found the German public to be one of the smartest in the world. They have this really strange habbit of forming together when the time is right, and making their opinions so much more powerful.
    I'm okay with these protests. I think if we plan on seeing a brighter future, more time needs to be invested in solar and other forms of renewable energy... Not some crazy ass radioactive shit.

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  16. Yeah I heard of this. IMO though, nuclear power's the safest source of energy around..

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  17. there are so many renewable sources of energy but unfortunately they are not big money makers so the changes are slow :(

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  18. people say it's cleaner than alternatives, coal being that alternative. But really nuclear waste hangs around for thousands of years, coal waste is absorbed into plants and the ground and is gone in a couple hundred years. However, coal is dirty now where as nuclear waste is sealed up in brand new drums that wont begin to leak for a couple hundred years.

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  19. Go Germany!!! We need safer forms of energy.

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  20. This stuff is scary to think about

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  21. I have nothing against nuclear energy/plants. They are quite safe and it takes a lot to make it dangerous.

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  22. I always wonder how many of the protesting people actually know a lot about the subject. I'm not saying that because they're wrong, but I've seen it happen often, people knowing very little about the stuff they're protesting against...

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  23. I'm glad they are taking a stand!! After Japan I think it has definitely opened some of our eyes.

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  24. Thats a lot of people, good job German citizens!

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  25. nuclear power is far better than coal, gas, or the other energy methods we have at the moment. wind and solar are too unreliable, and hydropower is only an option in certain areas with large, flowing bodies of water. even though, building huge dams to block up all our major rivers isn't the best option. nuclear power is as good as it gets for now.

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  26. Refined and better fleshed science behind nuclear technology is the answer to the world's energy problems for at least another few hundred years. +1 follow

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  27. nuclear power and GM food is the future. anyone who says otherwise is blinded by morality and paranoia

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  28. Nuclear power is very useful but dangerous at the same time! There has to be another alternative, a safer way to protect us if anything bad happens.

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  29. I'm not surprised. I enjoy the energy that nuclear facilities offer us, but the risk of health problems and death to humans and animals doesn't seem worth it.

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  30. I don't think now is the moment to fire more people.

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  31. If I was there i'd most likely participate in the marches.

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  32. Love your blog style! Keep up the great work!

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  33. good to see ppl working on this, and that's a lot of ppl

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  34. Nice to see so many people expressing their concerns. Hope it stayed peaceful.

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  35. lol Germans are silly, a natural disaster on the other side of the world is no reason to protest against nuclear power :D

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  36. I'm totally against nuclear power!

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  37. I'm still on the fence, I realize that there can be incredible dangers associated with nuclear power but equally beneficial energy supplies.

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  38. great post. following you

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  39. world is ending, nuclear power stations will just help it along.

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  40. Look if Nuclear Boy can poop his nappy so bad and the doctors just pour sea water it's fine. Just watch the Japanese animation video. No problem.

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  41. Nuclear power is the best way forward. Now this? Idiots.

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  42. nuclear crisis here, nuclear crisis there, nuclear crisis everywhere!

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