Monday, May 16, 2011

Understanding the Actual Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

The Mayan Calendar says the world will come to an end on Dec 21, 2012. That is roughly 585 days away. I counted. Will this prediction come to life? Your guess is as good as mine though we all hope that it's just a fallacy, a false notion, concocted to break cinema box-office records for the movie, 2012.

Fast-forward to present times. The world has recently witnessed a natural disaster off the coast of northeastern Japan, an earthquake on March 11, so powerful that it has now made the history books as being one of the 5 strongest in the world at 9 on the Richter scale. A tsunami followed, wiping out a big portion of that part of Japan that in some parts, water still fills the land around homes discouraging residents from venturing outdoors. The coastline has withdrawn inwards and the Earth has shifted some 8 inches on its axis reducing her revolution to a fraction of a second.

Lives lost and properties destroyed, life has changed forever for many, and is still changing with the nuclear plant meltdown. Just as we speak, more villagers from as far as 30km away from the nuclear site have been asked to evacuate.

How bad is the effect of this Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, really? We know of the Chernobyl disaster. Up to today, the effects are still being felt. 80% of babies born around the area are born abnormal. Experts say this Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is even worse. I'll leave you with this video. Watch it to get a better understanding of the repercussions.

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  1. with natural disasters happening like almost everyday around the globe, and major ones like every now and then, it's just not surprise that the day mentioned by the mayan calendar could be true..

  2. but i believe there could be something happening, maybe not just the end of the world, but a new beginning of another era.. but before that effects (i mean the disasters) that Earth is responding to that day could be very fatal and causing everyone of us suffering..

  3. Among others, a solar flare has been predicted as well as a meteor hitting Earth. Who knows, the day could be passing us by uneventfully on that day. We shall see. My wish is for no suffering for everyone. However, knowing that karma and suffering is perpetual/everlasting, there is no escape for anyone. Am I making any sense?

  4. I don't think the world will end so soon. But if it does, I will be happy cos I will get to witness the end of the world. It will be epic! Haha!