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  •  you are kidding, right? you DO know why (0+ / 0-)

    "people" are "living in chernobyl?

    it isn't because they have resettled. it is because the cleanup is still going on - workers are allowed in only two weeks at a time due to the high radiation - and they are there to repair the sarcophagus that contains the spill is cracking - it will take 80 million to repair it

    this article on the site "english for beginners" sums up what is going on in simple terms.

    and THIS article from the telegraph tells exactly WHO has returned and why - it is a good, but sad read on the babushkas of chernobyl.

    your somewhat flippant comment

    people do live and work there, Chernobyl that is.  
    doesn't begin to depict the tragedy of an area that received 400 times the radiation of hiroshima - and the tragic impact on the lives of the people who lived there.  trying to equate this to global warming doesn't work - and your attempt at minimizing the impact of such a horrific disaster is counterproductive to ALSO working to alleviate global warming.

    these are not competing disasters (MY disaster is worse than YOUR disaster... neener, neener, neener!) - they are SIMULTANEOUS disasters and all need addressing.

    as long as there remains the "one solution only will work" attitude, we will only have arguments, not solutions.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:05:25 PM PDT

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