Beware the Ill Winds – Something Very Wicked This Way Comes
Shades of William Shakespeare, channeled right down through the centuries. For dramatic counterpoint nothing beats the dark imprecation cast by the three evil witches in Macbeth, as they boil up a foul decoction of eye of newt, forked snake’s tongue and wool of bat, ensconced in the shadowy recesses of an unnamed cavern.
Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
(Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I)
Doesn’t that succinctly describe what is happening at Fukushima, Japan where the hellish troika of General Electric (GE), the Tokyo Electric and Power Company (TEPCO), and the Japanese government have whipped up a radioactive, boiling hot nuclear cauldron of Whup Ass Hell-Broth Trouble for the whole of humanity?
And now they have commenced pouring their vile, radioactive brew into the ocean by unknown millions of gallons, flushing into the Pacific the radioactive run-off from the tens of thousands of tons of water that have been dumped on the melted-down reactors to cool them, there to be carried to the soon-to-be-radioactively-poisoned-waters of the Seven Seas by the incessantly circulating currents of the open ocean. (1) The government in Japan has said that the radioactive water would not be a threat to humans (1), but what gullible fool believes that lie? I certainly don’t. Do you?
And then there is the matter of all of that radioactive steam and smoke that has been issuing on and off for weeks now, in varying amounts, from the melted-down reactors and the ruined hulks of the containment structures and demolished spent-fuel-rod-cooling-pools. As the weeks go by and more and more radioactive steam and smoke has escaped, the mainstream news media have said less and less about the ongoing crisis at Fukushima.
I guess that’s because the West Coast of North America is directly downwind from Japan. Prevailing winds are right now carrying radioactive contamination from Japan across the Pacific to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Mexico. Here you can see a very good model of the prevailing winds and how they disperse the radioactive plume across the Pacific Ocean to North America, before going on to the rest of the northern hemisphere.