The situation in Japan is looking dire. Workers have been evacuated for their safety from one of the failing nuclear plants, setting the stage for a possible meltdown. There have been more explosions, and more venting of radiation. Another unit, Unit 4, which was not one of the plants that was highly stressed in the earthquake, is now on fire.

I’m going to be going to bed soon. I have a grim feeling about the news I’ll be waking up to. But I figured I’d better create a space here for the overnight discussion of the doomful news coming out of Japan.