But I hold onto one possible solution which might help to soften the immense fear this prospect evokes:
ONLY in this way, as Joanna Macy explained, can we hope that the nuclear waste can be contained safely until it is expended naturally.
In the history of civilisation, there is ample evidence that no ruling system or social group has the consistency, reliability or longevity to be trusted with such a huge responsibility. She sees this scenario, where religious monastics assume this vital role, as the only feasible and safe guardianship for the monstrous time-bombs that we have created.
So here is a possible solution that, like so many approaches to the planetary crisis that we are being told to expect, can really only be resolved by evolving a spiritual and evolutionary consciousness perspective.