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Monday, March 14, 2011

Time to lend a hand.

As some of you may have heard, Japan is currently in pretty rough shape as it's dealing with a recent massive earthquake, subsequent devastating tsunami, ongoing nuclear crisis* that may result in multiple total reactor core meltdowns, and now a volcano. And unlike in the movies, this sort of thing cannot be solved by a timely call to Mothra. What CAN help, though, are donations. The Red Cross is taking donations to help Japan. The excellent, and secular, Doctors without Borders also has a team in the area, and could probably use your support. You know what to do.

When I was a kid I used to get up early every morning to watch old Japanese monster movies. I used to love the silly plots and the ridiculous rubber Godzilla suits. Unsurprisingly, it's a lot more fun watching a model of Japan get stomped by a fictitious giant rubber lizard than it is to watch a real Japan suffering under a string of disasters. Give, if you can.

UPDATE: SHARE has got a donation link up and running, so all of you atheists, agnostics and free thinkers get cracking! Also, see this explanation of why the nuclear situation isn't as bad as we might all think it is.

* If you're curious about what's at risk with the reactors, Evelyn Mervine, who also blogs at Skepchick, recently interviewed her dad about what's happening. He's a nuclear engineer with considerable experience dealing with a variety of reactor types, and well-worth listening to.

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