So, from what I can tell in the major news outlets, the massive death toll (which is likely to get more massive by the day) of the Japan earthquake is not the “big” story. The “big” story is the nuclear reactors which were damaged and are creating nuclear “incidents”.
Up until this earthquake it looked like the nuclear power industry was going to be getting a major boost from all the Global Warming hoopla and doomsaying. Now, I have to bet, not so much. There will be immediate calls not only to stop allowing permits for nuclear power plants, but to shut down all the ones that are currently running.
The greenies won’t be satisfied until we are living in the stone age again.