"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
BBC News - International nuclear bank - helping world peace?
I absolutely hate nuclear power as a terrestrial solution to the easy problem of providing electricity (we have so so very many absolutely safe, clean and easy methods to produce electricity -- biogas from garbage is one I'd like to see used everywhere and only when all the garbage is gone from the streets and landfill...s would we move on to more expensive options) . But if the politicos think we must have the "deadly terrorist-vulnerable radioactive rocks -to-heat water-to-turn-turbines" option, this Eisenhower solution, now backed by Obama and Russia, seems to be the way to go. Please support it and convince Egypt to support it as well, since they are a key country with immediate nuclear ambitions that could make this work or scuttle it.