So hybrid cars are just one piece of the bigger solution because the problem is huge. Spewing billions of tons of carbon, plus 20,000 tons of thorium and uranium, plus thousands of tons of mercury and arsenic into the air and our lungs is just stupid. It is especially wrong for people to fear nuclear power whose worst accident was Chernobyl with 50 dead and 4000 made very ill when coal kills more than that in about an hour.


Another person who believes that harnessing the power of the atom is the way to go to help avert the global energy crisis. I am compelled to agree, though the issue is a complex one.