I was just thinking about my relationship with Nuclear Power. I think we need to apply it at a much larger scale if we are to practically hit reasonable climate and energy targets, but i still have that irrational fear that says that I’d prefer to get there without it. I resolved this by thinking about my relationship with sharks when I go surfing or kitesurfing or windsurfing. The risk associated with shark attack is much much smaller than the risk of a car accident getting to the beach, yet some days that risk scares the willies out of me. I still do go surfing, of course, but I can’t take all those sharp little teeth off my mind. Most of the time I’m really comfortable with the idea of nuclear power, and it’s inherent risks (very low), yet there are some days where I am just spooked by the consequence of all those little particles and rays. Life is about risks. Given climate change versus the managable risk of nuclear energy, I’ll take nuclear energy.