This is a 10 year timelapse of the radiation from Fukushima, Japan, contaminating the Pacific Ocean
A sequence of global ocean circulation models, with horizontal mesh sizes of 0.5°, 0.25° and 0.1°, are used to estimate the long-term dispersion by ocean currents and mesoscale eddies of a slowly decaying tracer (half-life of 30 years, comparable to that of 137Cs) from the local waters off the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants. The tracer was continuously injected into the coastal waters over some weeks; its subsequent spreading and dilution in the Pacific Ocean was then simulated for 10 years. The simulations do not include any data assimilation, and thus, do not account for the actual state of the local ocean currents during the release of highly contaminated water from the damaged plants in March–April 2011. An ensemble differing in initial current distributions illustrates their importance for the tracer patterns evolving during the first months, but suggests a minor relevance for the large-scale tracer distributions after 2–3 years. By then the tracer cloud has penetrated to depths of more than 400 m, spanning the western and central North Pacific between 25°N and 55°N, leading to a rapid dilution of concentrations. The rate of dilution declines in the following years, while the main tracer patch propagates eastward across the Pacific Ocean, reaching the coastal waters of North America after about 5–6 years. Tentatively assuming a value of 10 PBq for the net 137Cs input during the first weeks after the Fukushima incident, the simulation suggests a rapid dilution of peak radioactivity values to about 10 Bq m−3 during the first two years, followed by a gradual decline to 1–2 Bq m−3 over the next 4–7 years. The total peak radioactivity levels would then still be about twice the pre-Fukushima values.
It looks like nature isn’t random at all… Ever heard of the Fibonacci sequence?
One quarter of what you eat, keeps you alive. The other three quarters, keep the doctors alive.
Since you are what you eat, food does matter.
Why is fast food and food products with a lower quality are cheaper than “healthy” food? Is it just a coincidence? What is the food business about and what are the consequences of eating “bad” food? What do nutrition and health have in common and how does the pharmaceutical industry earns money from the food industry? Where does my food come from?
These questions and more are answered in Food Inc. If you like to know the truth about your food and how you can make a difference, you definitely have to see this documentary!
Everybody should watch this. Please don’t throw anything into the sea. Unbelievable, just look at the consequences.
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. Continue reading “A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945” »
I think the dialogue is really really important. We talk a lot about what separates us but hopefully we can use this symbol to come together and talk about the things that we have in common…