Meet Nuclear Boy: Explaining Japan`s Nuclear Power

Submitted by: Volsunga 5 years ago

Japan explains the meltdown as one would expect from Japan.
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Male 77
Its interesting how they mention the "doctors" they were right that the doctors are working so hard because they know the impact. What also needs to be told is that these people know they are going to die from the radiation poisoning and just like the kamikaze pilots in WWII they are voluntarily giving their lives to save every one else. This isn`t guess and speculation, a leaked message from one of the workers confirmed they all know they are going to die. (Insert Mr. Spock comment here).
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Male 958
Omg the chanolble incedient was diehhreieha!!!? I know I didnt spell that right but like is anyone just LULING from that s.hit????
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Male 15
@McGovern1981
Read `Without Hot Air` by David JC MacKay. It`s a free online book that outlines just how difficult getting anywhere near to being sustainable is if we don`t use nuclear energy. The waste is manageable in this day and age.
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Female 3,598
well, it is obviously meant for children, and think about it, if you were a kid and living in japan right now you`d probably be thinking you were all gonna die. need some way of understanding that they may not... or they might!~ who knows?
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Male 36,374
Makes more sense than the "OMG It`s Chernoble all over again!" parrots in the news media...
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Male 14,330
@Jakey72
Nuclear waste lasts Millenia.
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Male 25,416
meh
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Male 2,290
Fivezones = Voice of Reason.

But to follow up, we really need hydrogen energy, or we need to perfect our solar technology. In 15 minutes the sun blasts the earth with enough energy to power the entire planet for a year.

That`s a lot of lost energy. If we spent all year harvesting it on a large but highly efficient solar farm then that would be the best solution. Nature has a 95% energy uptake when it comes to the sun. Right now we hang at about 25% of the energy from the sun gets converted. We NEED to reach about 70-80% before it becomes extremely viable.

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Male 15
This bad press for nuclear energy is very unfortunate. Using nuclear energy is the only way we can even come close to being globally sustainable.
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Male 147
@Agent00Smith
Nuclear power provides about 6% of the world`s energy and 13–14% of the world`s electricity,[1] with the U.S., France, and Japan together accounting for about 50% of nuclear generated electricity.
- WIKIPEDIA
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Male 1,021
@Agent00Smith: I am a big fan of solar, wind and water energy - especially solar. The sad reality is these currently don`t and CAN`T provide enough energy with their current technology.

So we use coal, oil, and nuclear, which all have downsides.

It is easy in a kindergarten way to say "stop with the nuclear energy already," but us adults need to remain logical and find real solutions. As of today, the solutions we have still require some amount of energy that is not solar, wind or water.

So grow up and pick your (hopefully temporary) Poisson: coal, oil, or nuclear while we work on better long-term solutions.

We can`t expect the other side to take us seriously when we act like ignorant children.
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Male 2,579
we have solar, wind, water. stop with the nuclear energy already
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Male 794
this was awesome, way to go japan to explain it in terms that even the american red neck can understand, but mostly for kids, very informational and educational, now i want to visit japan even more after they are done fixing everything that is and there is no poop leaking from the diaper
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Male 2,855
I think i would prefer dying of radiation poisoning than being killed by flying poop
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Female 277
It`s for children
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Male 176
@zombunny
"Actually it`s just as far away as it always was. ;)"

Technically it`s closer today than it was yesterday... but still so far, far away
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Male 80
i love japan. that is all.
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Male 15
This makes me remember the War cartoons from 1951:
..... Duck and Cover (1951)
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Female 570
i finally get it
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Female 2,525
"Maybe 12/21/12 is not so far away."

Actually it`s just as far away as it always was. ;)
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Female 2,525
Well I feel much better now that I know the nuclear plant only farted and didn`t poop.
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Male 174
Haha, the Japanese are funny! Explaining complicated important stuff to children using metaphors they can understand. What a bunch of dorks!
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Male 14,330
Wow this is like somthing taken right out of Fallout.

What they neglect to mention is if the poop is real stinky you die a horrible death...
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Female 833
I really hope my second cousin has seen this, and that her mummy Miyuki is home soon :(
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Female 4,039
It all makes sense to me now.
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Male 2,229
That more informative than some crap spewed by the mainstream press. At least it gives hope to little kids...
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Male 142
chernobyl pooped in the classroom and it was diarrhoea!
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Male 535
@dragonlord
how is this insensitive?!
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Male 337
I`m glad that the COUNTRY that was hit by this disaster, put this out to comfort and inform, as well as inject some lightheartedness into this situation. In the US, it`s just, "THIS RADIATION WILL drat YOU UP, RUN!!!"...I mean, Japan is pretty cool for this.
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Female 1,205
this is actually such a touching and appropriate way to explain this to children. They need to understand what is happening as well. We shouldn`t criticize them for this, this makes perfect sense especially for a child. Who cares if there weren`t any women in it till the end? Or that this seems "weird" of course it is weird to us! We`re (hopefully) adults. Jeez, they`re doing the best they can in the situation. I like that the narrator isn`t hiding the danger of the situation either. He is diluting it, yes, but he isn`t just lying to the Children either.
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Male 734
How is it that the most insensitive thing created in regards to this incident... is from Japan itself?
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Male 275
this seems to me a way for parents to explain the crisis to their children more than anything and if i was young and scared by all the news i can see myself being comforted by this
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Female 812
No females untill the very end.....
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Male 1,256
Wow, that actually made a lot of sense. I know feel that I can accurately describe the details of the situation at hand (although not in the metaphor of nuke poop).
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Male 1,107
Even in a time of crisis, they`re still weird as hell. Ya gotta love Japan.
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Male 423
Lol there`s not ``more`` disasters the media are just focusing on them because of the hype on the end of the world.
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Male 474
I want to move to Japan now...they honestly seem to care about the well being of the collective of their people, even to the point of making light of their nuclear problem. Unlike the U.S. which only cares about the well-being of a few rich individuals and corporations and makes everything into a disaster scenario that we must fear.
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Male 5
This was very informative.
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Male 382
Interesting way of putting it.
But I do not think it is Nuclear boy that is pooting his pant`s right now. Hate to say it. But look at the last few months and what has happened all over the world. Maybe 12/21/12 is not so far away.
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Male 1,548
Link: Meet Nuclear Boy: Explaining Japan`s Nuclear Power [Rate Link] - Japan explains the meltdown as one would expect from Japan.
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