As most of you reading this already realize, 2011 bore witness to one of the darkest days of human environmental history. That year, a nuclear disaster took place at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant after a massive 9.0 earthquake induced a tsunami, leading to the nuclear meltdown of three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.
For a second time, this is one of the (if not the) most disastrous environmental occurrences in the history of the human race. You could dispute that the BP oil spill of the year prior was on the same level, but it does not matter; these types of catastrophes take place every day on our planet, and the corporations responsible do their finest to cover up the facts and influence the public into believing that it’s not as bad as it appears. But it is far worse than we even comprehend, and these incidents serve as a great opportunity for us to wake up and understand that the time for change is here.
Or do we require yet another lesson?