The Amazon product for this Thor’s-day, the 22nd (pulled the trigger early), which is usually Thirst-day around here, is a book that caused a stir in the environmentalist movement when it appeared, Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary.
This talk at the Long Now Foundation, Re-Thinking Green (MP3) describes some of the controversial positions advocated by the author and Whole Earth creator, Stewart Brand.
In English, Thursday actually originates with Thor’s Day.
Says Wikipedia, “The name is derived from Old English Þūnresdæg and Middle English Thuresday (with loss of -n-, first in northern dialects, from influence of Old Norse Þorsdagr) meaning “Thor’s Day”.It was named after the Norse god of Thunder.”
This Thor’s-day we’re looking at Thorium as the solution to several problems.
Rusty Towell, if that is his real name, gave a sobering talk at TEDxACU about the conditions of life for impoverished third world people you’d expect from a Christian missionary man, except he also makes a compelling case for the safe use of Thorium nuclear energy to make power, clean water, and cure cancer.
See Why making energy from dirt might save the world | Rusty Towell | TEDxACU, also embedded below.