There’s a push to remove the moratorium in Minnesota against developing nuclear power as s ource of energy. We are hearing claims that it is a renewable energy source, and that it doesn’t produce carbon emissions. When this podcast was actually being recorded (there was snow on the ground,) the Minnesota Legislature was in session. So, yes, that’s a while ago. But this is still relevant, and will be for the future. There’s no guest on this show, because I am interviewing Greg Laden, who is the co-host and has been working on the issue so he has some expertise.
Episode 26 - Seven Simple Rules for Saving the Planet
One person alone doesn’t make much of a difference, really. But that’s no reason to throw your hands in the air, say “what does it matter,” and take a hot shower with water heated by a gas-burning tank. There are simple actions that you can take in your life, that don’t require turning into a scoldy, crunchy, hippie living in a yurt on a commune in Vermont. (Although there’s nothing wrong with that.)
In this episode, Mike and Greg are each other’s guests, and we go over things you can do both at home and in talking to your local and national government representatives to help restore carbon balance to nature.