Saturday, August 27, 2011

Greenpeace protest

Yesterday morning there were some special visitors who came to visit the Saint Nicolas tower– but not for the view.

This week has been the annual Summer University for the socialist parties in France. They always come to La Rochelle. The election for a new President will be next year and the socialists have to decide who amongst them will be the candidate for the parties on the left. There is much debate about this. Not much is said about what they will be doing about unemployment, crime, finance, education, health and… nuclear power stations.

These members of Greenpeace decided to ask the socialists “85% of French Socialists say no to Nuclear Power, what about you?” They are very careful about safety as you can see in the first picture. Unfortunately the wind picked up as they took their banner down.


Véronique said...

Do 85 per cent of French people really say no to nuclear power? Even if true, they probably also want to burn less fossil fuel. And unfortunately, other forms of energy generation are not yet able to supply enough.

Don said...

I would have to agree with Veronique's questions as to the 85%, how valid is that number?

While I am not a big fan of nuclear power due to the security and danger potentials for such, I do think it is one of the better ways to supply vast amounts of energy to the growing population that consumes said energy.

I do think we need to increase windmills and water wheels in great rivers, and oceans as well though, which can increase said energy supplies...


Anji said...

Ahem, I made a mistake, it was 85 % of socialists in France. I'm sorry.

More to follow in another post