Climate and nuclear news to October 31
Climate change -Big Trouble on a Small Planet-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMra7pPFqmE&t=188sn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZs6LdQ1cQ&t=9s The world is pumping out more oil and other petroleum liquids than ever before. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere broke another record in 2018.
Climate change is already affecting human society in some terrible ways. Persistent drought is one main cause of the migration of Central Americans towards the USA - where they will be confronted by 5,000 soldiers!
In matters nuclear, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey has brought world attention to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who almost certainly ordered this killing. Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record, abuses in Yemen, and international condemnation of the murder make its bid to become a nuclear nation a big worry to the rest of the world. But Trump is still keen to sell weapons and nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
World peace teetering again, as President Trump, egged on by his belligerent National Security Advisor John Bolton, prepares to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.
Investigative journalism -HALF-LIFE Chad Walde believed in his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then he got a rare brain cancer linked to radiation, and the government denied it had any responsibility.AUSTRALIA
CLIMATE. Only a few years left, for action on climate change - but do we care? Australia losing all credibility with Pacific neighbours, as Morrison pulls out of global climate fund. Coalition digs deeper into coal and climate denial. Climate change policy - the wrecking ball that destroys Australia's prime ministers. Coalition votes down COAG push to keep climate on energy policy agenda. Liberal MP Dean Smith warns - "Young will abandon us" New member of Parliament, Kerryn Phelps, will push for strong role for Climate Change Authority. About drought - Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Angus Taylor, Melissa Price are a disgrace!!
As Antarctica thaws, China, Russia and others move in.
NUCLEAR. Australia's latest 60 Minutes - on Fukushima - a nuclear infomercial.
Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in disarray - costs and safety problems.
Saturday 3 November: Adelaide. Rally - Don't Dump on South Australia.
Australian govt documents name Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln as possible ports for nuclear waste transport.
Legal action in Western Australia means delay, uncertainty, for Cameco’s Yeelirrie uranium mine.
Is it time for BHP to sell unreliable and expensive Olympic Dam uranium mine?
Nuclear weapons for Australia? - at what cost?
Radioactive pollution problems: Australia's rare earths mine in Malaysia.
ENERGY Scott Morrison's desperate electricity measures have no real policy future. Greens leader Adam Bandt says that Labor backing of Liberal coal plan is outrageous. Things are crook for the Liberals, when the right wing IPA blasts them on energy policies!
RENEWA BLE ENERGY Australian business urged to join global embrace of 100% renewables. ZEN Energy and the stunning solar future for South Australia. South Australia opens biggest house. energy costs. Perth’s Scotch College installs 512kW solar, cuts grid power usage by 25% . WA off-grid school runs 100% on solar and battery. Coca-Cola to add 3.5MW solar across Australian operations. CSIRO expands rooftop solar rollout to slash energy costs.
America's decision to abandon arms control treaty would be a 'dire threat to world peace' - Gorbachev.
Study of 120,000 hibakusha atomic bomb survivors shows raised risk of breast cancer.
Countries are safer to not have nuclear facilities? IAEA training to prepare for cyberattacks on them.
Medical staff need to be more aware of cancer risks in nuclear medicine.
BRAZIL. Brazil's new President - a danger to environment and to action against climate change.
INDIA. Uranium mining in India - just another kind of nuclear disaster.
UK. Toshiba to dissolve its British nuclear unit NuGeneration? Future of Bradwell nuclear project in doubt - Chinese company might withdraw. USA issues stark warning against UK partnering with China on nuclear power stations. Nuclear facilities in UK - perfect targets for terrorism. Serious concern in nuclear industry over no-deal Brexit. UK Law was changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities.
- The world is in danger, as Donald Trump and John Bolton just don't 'get it'about nuclear treaties.
- Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Donald Trump saying different things about Yucca nuclear waste dump plan.
- USA's subsidy to coal and nuclear power stalled, but still a possibility.
- USA's EPA removes regulation that would protect groundwater from uranium mining pollution.
- Utah state regulators reject EnergySolutions' request for burying depleted uranium.
- Sea level rise -the threat to nuclear power plants -Pilgrim to move nuclear waste to higher ground.
- Incident at Hanford nuclear plant - employees told to 'take cover'.
- Nuclear waste drums ruptured due to a heat reaction.
- Yet another nuclear front group pretending that nuclear is "clean"- Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance.
- University of California being used by the nuclear weapons industry.
- California Governor Jerry Brown joins Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in campaign against threats of nuclear war and climate change.
- “Clean Energy D.C. Act” - would lead Washington DC to 100% renewable energy by 2032.
JAPAN. Despite health dangers, Japan is sending residents back to irradiated Fukushima areas. Stop the return of women and child evacuees to radioactive parts of Fukushima - UN's call to Japan. Japan’s government refuses UN call to stop returning evacuees to irradiated areas of Fukushima. Japan's Onagawa nuclear reactor No 1 to be scrapped. 5.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan, close to Fukushima.
TAIWAN. Taiwan's phaseout of nuclear power.
FRANCE. France's people turning away from nuclear power. Prolonged drought leads EDF to curb Fessenheim 2 nuclear reactor output. French government to decide whether or not to build new EPR nuclear reactors.
EGYPT. Egypt's renewable energy project - going for the green economy.