#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. Operating as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, PANDORA’S PROMISE aims to inspire a serious and realistic debate over what is without question the most important question of our time: how do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it?
Plot: The atomic bomb, the specter of a global nuclear holocaust, and disasters like Fukushima have made nuclear energy synonymous with the darkest nightmares of the modern world. But what if everyone has nuclear power wrong? What if people knew that there are reactors that are self-sustaining and fully controllable and ones that require no waste disposal? What if nuclear power is the only energy source that has the ability to stop climate change?
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History, context, and reason.
I saw a showing of this film at MIT, paired with a discussion by the director, Shellenberger, and a nuclear scientist. The audience was probably an unusual crowd, and they laughed at parts that other folks likely won’t.
One of the researchers at MIT pointed out that most of this information is not new to anyone–that the facts and issues are really the same as scientists have known. But there was great appreciation that someone has chosen to try to tell the story to the general public. And to accomplish this in part with interviews from folks who had been opposed to nuclear power, and who consider themselves to be environmentalists, was effective and interesting.
It was also helpful to have the historical context–how the fear of weapons became entirely tangled in the idea of the technology for non-military uses. But it also laid out the facts about how our craving for power has led us to burning fossil fuels that have harmed far more people than nuclear power ever has. And how France’s reliance on nuclear means their carbon footprint is dramatically lower than that of the Germans, who think they are more environmentally friendly.
It could open some minds. It could start some conversations. It’s worth your time if you care about the atmosphere.
Thin Nuke Propaganda
This is not a serious documentary. It’s simply a collection of non-experts who wrap themselves in the “I’m an environmentalist” cloak, telling the camera how much they love nuclear energy.
It is stuffed with false or highly misleading claims. For example, from just the trailer: > Mark Lynas: “no increase in cancer amongst Chernobyl liquidators” … World Health Organisation: “a doubling of the incidence of leukaemia among the most highly exposed Chernobyl liquidators.” > Mark Lynas: “no children born deformed as a result of Chernobyl” … Peer reviewed science: “the frequency of both congenital and fetal abnormalities in the Republic of Belarus has apparently increased.” > Michael Shellenberger: “Greenpeace claims 1 million deaths from Chernobyl” … Greenpeace: “93,000 cancer deaths, possibly up to 160,000 deaths from all other causes.” Reviews from credible sources are damning: > The New York Times: “You need to make an argument. A parade of like-minded nuclear-power advocates who assure us that everything will be all right just doesn’t cut it.” > Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “In the end, by dismissing the protesters and failing to engage them in significant debate about the pros and cons of nuclear energy, the film undermined its own message.” > Seattle Weekly: “But the doc’s bigger flaw is that no one is allowed to make a reasoned anti-nuclear argument. To the well-made film’s many statistics, graphics, and common-sense assertions, the lack of a rebuttal is deafening.” You will enjoy this documentary if you are one of the nuke faithful who ignores uncomfortable facts like cost, waste, and what ionising radiation does to life. For everyone else it’s really just a tedious and manipulative vehicle for nuke lobby propaganda.
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Director Robert Stone
Writer Robert Stone
Actors Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens
Country United States
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