nuclear waste

a tsunami killed the debate
how nukes could end the climate war

countries closed installations
crushed eggshells

until all is renewable
would our grandchildren prefer
more emissions or some toxic barrels
is what some say

I would say
if there is political will to build centrifuges
there must be the will to cut emissions
green, no waste


In his book, Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change, Daniel Poneman proposes to decarbonize the energy production by providing a non-carbon baseload via nuclear energy. At the same time, several countries decided to close all nuclear reactors following the Fukushima events in Japan. This poem explores these opposites and takes a stand.