Bright Future

by Baba Brinkman

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Nuclear power is an essential part of any clean energy strategy to combat climate change.

Further reading:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/climate-change-nuclear-power.html

www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/11/25/nuclear-power-does-slow-climate-change/#65e315d47202

www.generationatomic.org/why-nuclear

Made with support from Generation Atomic.

lyrics

Blackout, blackout, too late to back out
From New York city to Krakow, no turnin’ back now
We demand infinite power that never taps out
And the shutting of all fossil fuel smoke stacks down

Don’t forget to ask “how?” Use every single tool
Got that solar bling on my roof, all of my neighbors are thinkin’ it’s cool
Renewables are beautiful, get them connected to every cottage
But the crucible is: can they get us city-level wattage?

Ten percent, maybe twenty five, until the wind power dies
No flow from a hydro reservoir that a drought has dried
The sun sets under cloudy skies, out of sight
Out of mind, old king coal comes out at night

Sunrise capacity surges, crashin’ the circuits
Batteries would be perfect, it’s too bad they don’t work yet
Plus the cost of purchase, it straight up doubles the pesos
So again with the fossil fuel steppin’ up to cover the base-load

Commuter
Sky polluter 
Ride my scooter
Climate movement

Computer
WiFi booster
Fly juicer
HiFi music

Clean energy
Means everything
Everything
Bright future

Clean energy
Means everything
Bright future

So here we go yo, whatsa whatsa whatsa scenario?
The carbon footprint is low in France and Ontario
The way they chose to carry the load is scary to folks
But the resulting quality of life there is very dope

Look at what they did in Sweden, low-emission Sweden
Took the power grid and cleaned it safely, ask a physics teacher
Fifty years of nuclear waste fits in a single arena
And nature is more radioactive, check a dosimeter reader

Carcinogenic coal ash kills half a million people
Every single year, after leavin’ ‘em feelin’ a lil wheezy
Replace particulate coal with fission and breathe easy
Some people will get a little heated, but I don’t give a millisievert

You want to fight climate change? Fight nuclear decommissions
Replace fission with fossil fuel and you increase emissions
Keep that clean efficient energy in the system
How is that politically divisive?

Commuter
Sky polluter 
Ride my scooter
Climate movement

Computer
WiFi booster
Fly juicer
HiFi music

Clean energy
Means everything
Everything
Bright future

Clean energy
Means everything
Bright future

Abundance, that’s what happens when everything functions
One billion people today still have nothin’ to plug in
Every third of a second another one comes in, no judgement
Just take the power production number today and double it

Now every solar panel planned is just keepin’ up with new demand
Burn baby burn, another natural gas plant
The air is a trash can for fossil fuel when you’re burnin’ it
But frack that, we have a zero carbon alternative

That’s so radioactive, we can’t discuss it calmly
A nuclear reaction to a sensible energy policy
I’m afraid of a meltdown, but only psychologically
In response to a technology that produces juice constantly

Is it dangerous? Compared to what, fairy dust?
It’s safer than other major energy production areas
Climate change is scary enough, even with various
Solutions at play, take one of the biggest away
And it’s gonna bury us

Commuter
Sky polluter 
Ride my scooter
Climate movement

Computer
WiFi booster
Fly juicer
HiFi music

Clean energy
Means everything
Everything
Bright future

Clean energy
Means everything
Bright future

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released May 1, 2020
Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Music by Mr. Simmonds
Chorus vocals by Eric Meyer

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