What would happen if the market price of nuclear-generated electricity included all the costs of the fuel cycle? Explain. How are the costs of the nuclear fuel cycle paid today? How would this affect the use of nuclear power to produce electricity? How would this affect the development of sustainable energy?
What would be accomplished if governments passed laws requiring manufacturers to take back and reuse or recycle all packaging waste, appliances, electronic equipment, and motor vehicles at the end of their useful lives? Would you support such a law? Explain why or why not.
Consider the following quote attributed to Chief Seattle: “The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth.” What do you think this means? How might a change of consciousness to this way of thinking change the way we treat the Earth and its creatures?