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logo-uranium-film-festival Uranium Film Festival   and WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY 



November 24– Carlisle, UK   - Demonstration against transport of nuclear fuel 

 November 28-30- Munster, Germany International meeting to oppose uranium transportation SOFA Münster.


Nuclear power versus the concept of ENOUGH – the Conserver Society – theme for November

The Conserver Society is, in contrast to the current Consumer Society is a way of human life that respects and values the finite nature of our planet. A Conserver society would mean that population numbers would stall, even decline, that use of energy and natural resources would be limited, and production of rubbish would be minimised.   This is all possible, and is not a new idea.  The idea of the Conserver Society was quite popular in the Western world, in the 1970s, around the time that the famous book, from the Club of Rome,  “Limits to Growth” examined  world population, industrialization,pollution, food production, and resource depletion.

Today,  Frank Rotering introduces a similar, but more advanced idea – Contractionism: Shrinking economies to salvage the biosphere.  In the 1970s, the Club of Rome warned about the damage that continued population and industrial growth would do to the planet. Now, in 2014, Rotering is demonstrating the damage now being done, and what we need to do to stop it before the world’s environmental crises become irreversable

“Contractionism’s core assertion is that humankind’s economic activities have driven the biosphere into overshoot, that this violation of ecological limits threatens life on earth, and that reversing overshoot is a revolutionary task…….

[The current economic system  has] spurred an orgy of colonization, rising consumption, and population growth.  Today this system dominates the globe and, through its heedless expansion, threatens to destroy the natural world.  Contractionism arose in reaction to this potential catastrophe.  Its countervailing economic conception is to rapidly shrink the world’s bloated economies and to achieve sustainable well-being for the world’s people. …….Contractionism usesWilliam Catton’s word “overshoot” to refer to the violation of ecological limits due to economic activities.[2] In the broadest terms, humankind has caused overshoot because its production level, or output rate, is too high and its ecological efficiencies are too low. Reversing overshoot will require a sharp decrease in the global output rate through reduced population and per-capita consumption, as well as substantial increases in ecological efficiencies………

[A] new concept, introduced by climate analyst David Wasdell, is thecritical threshold.  This is the point where  positive feedbacks have become so strong that effective human intervention is no longer feasible.[7]  For a major threat like climate change or ocean acidification, reaching the critical threshold means that the biosphere’s partial or complete collapse has become inevitable. ……

the initial task before humankind – the planetary emergency it must immediately confront – is to stabilize the global economy in time to avoid the first point of no return we will potentially encounter…….The overshoot crisis is at root an economic problem, and therefore requires an economic solution.”





December - Amman, JordanUranium Film Festival

April 2015 - Quebec City and Montreal -Uranium Film Festival 




  1. Hi,
    Great Blog, thanks for taking the time to express your truths. It is truly appreciated, by all ( at least by me). Thanks for your hard work, as a fellow blogger I know the daily grind of publishing new, interesting items. Thanks again for you hard work.
    Peace,Shundahai( A Newe word which means “Peace and Harmony with All Creation) Gregor Gable
    Nuclear and Indigenous
    Items of Interest

    Comment by gregornot | August 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for linking to my article.

    Comment by Ross | September 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi. I agree with your sentiment here. Sorry, I may just be a little blind, but do you have an RSS feed? If so, could you please point me to it? I find it the best way to keep up to speed with the latest posts from a site.

    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Simon | December 30, 2008 | Reply

    • Thank you, Simon.
      My problem is: that I am a complete amateur, and I do not understand what an RSS feed even is. I might have one, for all I know

      Comment by christinamacpherson | December 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. It is people like you and your readers who keep us addicted to oil. You think you are helping the environment? You are helping the oil companies and you’re so blinded by the reflection of your egos in the mirror to notice it.

    Comment by Man Overboard | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Reproducing the full text of copyrighted material online is not blogging and it is not honest advocacy. You are violating the rights of others who worked hard to produce high quality content. If you want to republish it, get permission.

    Comment by Ohadi Langis | May 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. Well, Ohadi Langis turns out to be Dan Yurman
    Idaho Falls, ID, United States – proudly describing himself as:

    ” Serving nuclear energy markets since 1989. ”

    I first thought that his righteous indignation was genuinely in support of the original writers, whose work I quote, (with full acknowledgment and link)

    But no – Mr Yurman is a voice for th nuclear industry.

    Funny that I rarely get criticism from the genuinely concerned writers, and often have been offered free use of their work

    Comment by christinamacpherson | May 26, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thought you might like to have a look at my website UK Daily Nuclear News Service available.

    Comment by Pete Roche | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. I recommend a good ecological and anti-nuclear site in Russia

    Tomsk, a place the world’s largest testing ground for the injection of radioactive wastes in the ground.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Why you do not have e-newsletter?
    I do not always manage to find such news.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. I do, in fact, send out a news letter each week.
    However, I send it only to people who have asked for it.

    Why? My reason is simply pity for people who, like myself, receive heaps of emails, newsletters etc. It gets overwhelming. So, I send it only to those who have asked for it.
    I’ll send you the next one, green, and thanks for your link.

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  11. [...] folks at nuclear news have that article available, as well as a fantastic sidebar, The Very Secret Costs of Nuclear Power.  From their [...]

    Pingback by More Nuke News « Politics’n'Poetry | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. well I think Moret is a fantasist with some kind of personality disorder, and that’s my 5 cents. OK I may change my mind, but this is how I came to that conclusion. I watched 2 of her talks and at first she was convincing, then I noticed she was citing articles in newspapers as though they were genuine science references and gradually I thought “oh dear this is some kind of play pretend ego trip, she doesn’t actually have the science to back this up”. Or something like that. Having 2 science degrees I thought the aura of the hard-nosed scientist was wearing thin. As these are psychology-based, I’m pretty familiar with the weirdness of people and it started to bother me that she might just be, well, quite sick.
    I got personally involved when she said her daughter was kidnapped and she couldn’t see her for 5 years. Why? Because this really happened to me, and it’s rare. I thought about emailing her, but wanted to find out more first if I could. What emerges is a clear picture that she repeats the same speech almost verbatim at every interview etc, so that explains the polished presentation. There are no more details, but what she describes (dark night of the soul) sounds kind of like a breakdown. I always wanted to be sure if by “kidnapped” she meant “my kid was taken into foster care” or something, because I wouldn’t waste any more time on it. And then I find she was only at livermore for 8 months in a computer lab and she only has a batchelor’s in geology? HOAXER. She’s obviously got a personality disorder and is havin’ it large at everyone’s expense. Go on. Prove me wrong. Please?

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  13. ok maybe she’s not just full of shit, found this and this on google scholar, so she must have done some work on dust like she says.
    I still need convincing about her claims of harassment, perhaps that’s unfair but I need more than just her say-so. Anything more than just the same statement repeated in every interview.
    I want her to be sincere, at least, whether her views are right or wrong, she is very charismatic.

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. Good blog! Please, send me your newsletter.

    Comment by Marcel | November 9, 2010 | Reply

  15. Please Subscribe me to this site by email.


    Comment by H Schaktman | November 18, 2010 | Reply

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