No, it is NOT time to panic... Japan's nuclear facilities problems will not cause global catastrophe.
As discussed at Climate Conversation (NZ), Andrew Bolt at CourierMail.au.com (AUS) recommends Before you give in to the media’s nuclear meltdown:
"Read the fascinating and reasurring in its entirety. But if you have time only for Oehmen’s bottom line, it’s this:
- The plant is safe now and will stay safe.
- Japan is looking at an INES Level 4 Accident: Nuclear accident with local consequences. That is bad for the company that owns the plant, but not for anyone else. "
Also, it is time for Kyoto to end, too... Yessssss !
"The Kyoto Protocol was a fraud right from Day One. Even if it had been punctiliously followed by all of the nations who ratified it, it would have achieved essentially nothing -- a measly reduction in the calculated temperature half a century hence of 0.02 degrees C -- an amount too small to even measure.
Kyoto was all about politics and money. The terms of the Kyoto Protocol demanded a 5.2% overall reduction from the emission levels of 1990 for industrialized nations. The choice of 1990, however, favored Europe, Britain, Germany, and Russia at the expense of the United States."