Iran has put out a call to Hackers everywhere to join in combat with the “Iranian Revolutionary Guard” and has amassed the second-largest online army to counter the ‘Stuxnet’ attack that has crippled their nuclear program. This malware is now freely available online, and has laid the foundation for creating industrial-grade cyber weapons that can infiltrate the systems of energy producers, utilities, and even traffic control systems and factories the world over. This malicious software is highly sophisticated and can even generate false instrument readings to mask destructive processes that would go undetected by hapless operators until it’s too late. This is just the tip of an ice-berg….
There’s rampant speculation that this malware was developed and unleashed by U.S and Isreali operatives as a weapon against Iranian nuclear infrastructure and enrichment capabilities. However the real twist in this story is how this technology has now become widely available to anyone with an agenda for infiltrating and manipulating industrial systems.
It’s become obvious to everyone in the general public that the future of cyber-warfare has now arrived, and we’re sure to see the environment taken as it’s first hostage.
Everyone knows that great power demands great responsibility. Nothing demonstrates the truth of that saying more than the enormous risks behind nuclear energy. Consider that even less than a century ago it would have seemed like pure fantasy for mere humans to manipulate matter at the atomic level, much less release the awesome power of those nuclear bonds.
It’s no wonder then that the exact nature of this science would still baffle even the most tech-savvy among us. Even less surprising that it seems like a frightening and destructive threat to anyone who is unable (or perhaps just unwilling) to see past the complexities that surrounds nuclear science. For those with an anti-nuclear agenda to advance, therein lies the great power to confound and deceive, rather then grow and develop. It’s the manipulative fear that remains the greatest point of leverage in the nuclear debate.
Of course, the public image of nuclear energy has been forever tainted by one of it’s most infamous applications. As the terrible force behind the most devastating weapons ever devised by Mankind, nuclear power has to live down its military upbringing through an uphill PR battle to present safe, civilian nuclear energy. A source of power that offers a clean alternative to the toxic destruction of fossil-fueled energy that goes on all around us every moment of every day…Seemingly with a full and acceptable sanction of both the Press and the Public as somehow less dangerous than the potential risks and imagined dangers of nuclear energy.
According to whatever prevailing wisdom there is to underpin politically correct postures, there’s apparently no such thing as an “Anti-Environmentalist” who can actually act with a good social conscience. This makes it nearly impossible to offer a critical counterpoint to so-called leaders of the Green Movement and their policies, without presenting oneself as some sort of anti-social monster, or without at least self-denigrating oneself in public at the very least…If not being discredited by peers, and ostracized entirely as many climate scientists would liekly attest…If given the chance.
So even thought the Green or Ecological Movement had clearly seized the moral high-ground decades ago, and has held it (on our behalf) ever since then, we’re now also seeing growing signs of fatigue in both the ideology and methods used by the leading factions of this movement. Signs that the old guard is starting waver, and that a modern Ecological Movement is indeed capable of evolving to meet modern challenges and opportunities. Maybe.
In a new documentary called “What the Green Movement Got Wrong”, Mark Lynas speaks about the dawning realisation that the Green Movement that he had dedicated his life to had been backing the wrong horse. This fascinating documentary acts as a sort of confessional for Lynas and some other well-known green campaigners to own up to what they admit have been some colossal mistakes in their thinking. The first sacred cow they wish to put out to pasteur is the forgone conclusion that nuclear energy is bad…It’s at this very point in the debate that we can choose to simply dismiss, discredit, or at least suppress any ideas that don’t follow the current ‘Green’ status quo, and thus let history continue to unfold as it has thus far…
If for whatever reason you’re already quite happy with the how the Green Movement has progressed thus far, or if you feel certain that things are going to be just fine…Then there’s no reason to click for MORE: