It is of utmost importance to rethink energy sources. This is because many heavily used energy sources are hazardous. For example, nuclear power is hazardous to human health and the health of other life forms. When it comes to radioactive material, there is always a chance of something leaking exploding and/or melting down. This is not an irrational concern because of the fact that there have been instances in which nuclear power plants have leaked out radioactive substances. The situation in Fukushima Daiichi is one of those horrible instances.

In 2011, a huge tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi, a nuclear power plant that sat on the east coast of Japan, right next to the ocean. Once the tsunami came, the power plant was destroyed, and radioactive substances started to get released into the environment. Areas inside the plant became so radioactive that no human could into them. It was so bad that even robots were malfunctioning and getting destroyed by high levels of radiation. The Japanese government has really been quiet about the consequences of this incident. Some civilians claim that they have gotten cancer from the event.

There have been other nuclear events such as the Three Mile Island event and Chernobyl. Chernobyl is in the Ukraine. A serious meltdown happened in 1986, making the area unsuitable for humans to live in. People who lived within proximity to the event had health issues such as cancers and birth defects. Three Mile Island was in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The Three Mile Island event was one of the most important, if not the most important, nuclear events in American history.

There are better ways to harness energy. One way is solar panels. Solar panels harness energy from the sun’s rays. You have to look up a good solar system parts supplier if you go down this path. There is also wind power. There is also a way to harness energy from waves. A buoy is placed in water, and this buoy harnesses the energy from the wave action. Geothermal energy is made from converting heat from earth into energy.

Another example of why we should find alternative methods of generating energy is the example of fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels makes air dirty. Industrialized cities in China are known for their smoggy, unhealthy air. Cities, in general, are notorious for smog from things like cars and factories. The climate and environment have noticeably changed, and the start of this change matches up with the start of the Industrial Revolution—a time when humans started to bombard the environment with massive amounts of pollution. The bad air found in cities negatively affects he health of the public. Some people claim that the use of fossil fuels has caused or accelerated climate change. Hopefully, more attention will be given to these alternative forms of energy in the future. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of money in the types of energy that pollute the environment and endanger the health of the public.