James Lovelock on nuclear waste
"I have offered to take the full output of a nuclear power station in my back yard."
- Professor James Lovelock as quoted in the London Sunday Times
According to today's Times, the outspoken British environmental scientist, author and founder of the 'Gaia' theory of planetary homeostasis has a cunning plan to overcome any objections to a new nuclear power plant being built in the vicinity of his neighborhood. The good doctor has volunteered to take the radioactive waste off the plant's hands and use it for domestic heating requirements.
With Prime Minister Tony Blair's recent call for more nuclear power in Britain, some people are worried about the toxic byproducts. But according to Lovestock, he and his neighbors could save a packet by taking in the wayward waste.
Remember: averting climate change begins at home!