Program 268 - A State of the Planet Address .

Our world has become a giant shopping mall. The buy and sell mentality has squeezed out arts, culture and civilization. We are pushed to materialism, and become sick as a result. Material interest only (greed) leads to ecological disaster – such as the recent nuclear accident in Japan. Another earthquake and damage to more nuclear power plants could spell the end of life on earth. Brazil’s nuclear plants have also been built on fault lines, and accidents here could affect both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. We must stand up and demand the end of nuclear power and insist that all nuclear power plant development stop. Splitting atoms is complete madness.