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Climate change will kill nuclear power – theme for August 18

This month the world is experiencing unprecedented heatwaves right across Northern Hemisphere countries. And this pattern is predicted to be repeated in future years.  It’s already having a detrimental effect on the nuclear power industry.  France’s nuclear reactors are cutting back production, with cooling water restrictions due to raised river temperatures. Finland’s reactors have had to cut back, due to sea water being too warm for cooling reactors, and might need to be shut down.

That’s just one aspect of the the way in which climate change is going to kill nuclear power.

Nuclear power stations must have lots of cool water. They are a liability in times of drought, and of high temperatures. Indeed, the whole industry is, with uranium mining requiring much water, too.

Wildfires pose a particular threat to all nuclear facilities.

Most nuclear reactors are located on the coast, or near rivers, where they can be vulnerable to flooding –   and this danger increases as climate change brings sea level rise, and storm surges..

Apart from the increasing costs of nuclear construction, maintenance, and final dismantling, clean-up and waste disposal, the nuclear industry is facing more costs in increasingly desperate efforts to ward off the damage that climate change will do to it.


July 27, 2018 - Posted by | Christina's themes, climate change


  1. Nuclearism and global warming are eating us alive.  

    How ironic, that the Koch supported conspiracy trolls  and climate deniers, are constantly hatching catchy-memes and simpleton counters, to what is so stunningly apparent.   That is, that the world is burning up. Many parts of The northern hemisphere are already a radioactive/chemical sewers. Global warming threatens, to set off many nuclear reactors now, too.  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Nuclear inferno or greenhouse apocolypse. Probably both.


    “Burning quadrillions of HCs annually, is not changing the CO2 partial pressure on earth. Volcanoes have done that,for millions of years with no effect on life. ”

    “The surface  temperature of a planet  can only be changed by the output of the sun.  So no worries, burn as much stuff as you want. There is no greenhouse effect and,  there is a mini ice age coming.”

    Let us look at a bit of Robert Hunzikers recent article

    The Burning Planet 


    Photo source NOAA Photo Library | CC BY 2.0
    “A recent UK newspaper headline read “The World’s On Fire,” which is literally true as extraordinary continent-wide wildfires consume the planet, accompanied by unbearable, insufferable, oppressive heat. Europe, North America, Japan, and North Africa are all experiencing unprecedented scorching heat.

    All of which begs the question of when anthropogenic, or human-caused, global warming will be recognized as a reality by America, the second biggest contributor of greenhouse gases (GHG).

    Don’t look for confirmation from the Trump administration, the U.S. Senate or House, the leadership of America (ahem). They are all deniers, and thus have blocked any and all efforts of an American “Marshall Plan” for renewable energy.”

    The trumpsters have a new meme or consiracy meme going, everytime you turn around, to keep their cult faithful in line, as climate deniers.

    The wild fires in Cali are from secret energy weapons.  Not searing temperatures and drought unseen before.

    Increased volcanic activity and solar minimum are actually cooling the planet. The aliens are actually using geoengineering to heat it up!

    I do think there is geoengineering technology. There is cloud seeding. NASA scientists, have experimented with injecting sulfuric acid droplets, into the upper atmosphere to block the radiance of the sun, and cool regions down.

    To a trumpist this would be anathema! It defiles the purity of basic tea party and koch gibberish- gaslighting to reinforce climate denial.

    Yet, it is what some Trump NASA scientist have proposed . It is probably happening.

    The world is is in perilous trouble.

    90% penguins gone

    75% of insects gone in 3 decades

    Both the arctic and antarctic are melting at visibly accelerating rates : Yet a kochtroll, climate denier will lay A propaganda meme bit on ya LIKE THIS, from one of their favorite periodicals

    ‘A National Geographic photographer has admitted that the viral image of a polar bear suffering from climate change is fake news almost a year later. “We had lost control of the narrative,” admitted Cristina Mittermeier, the photographer of the polar bear.
    “National Geographic admits their mission is to propagate the minds of the public with scary images in order to call for more government control over the masses in order to confiscate even more money. But it’s all for the greater good, right? In the video below, The Health Ranger explains how climate change alarmists have pulled off the most insane, large-scale mass hypnosis in human history”

    One interesting foil for climate denying memes and confabulations,  is to look no further than our neighbor sister planet Venus, Scientists say may Venus may have supported life, if the dice had rolled  a different way.

    The progression of Venus from potential life-bearing planet, to dead gas planet. A planet with surface temps, of 700 degrees farenheit, with an atmosphere of sulfuric acid is as glamerous as it comes, by conspiracy standards, exotic meme applications, and esoterica woo-woo.
    Sulfuric Acid Atmosphere
    Super Greenhouse Effect.
    Exotic Vulcanism

    To the climate deniers, air quality around the world, is getting better not worse, in spite of the billions of tons of crap, we spew into the ocean and air weekly.

    Perhaps ancient Venusians geoengineered their planet into hell because of Greenhouse and climatechange believers and Pinheads like the ones on earth now, that oppose the Koch and Trumpian vision.

    Sooner probably than later, our atmosphere can  be like Venus. Sulfuric acid.  

    The end result of a planet that, could have harbored life.   Venus.  Or did harbor life, like earth.

    It is ironic about the sulfuric acid, the Trump administrations is probably using, in the upper atmosphere to do geoengineering. Done to keep everything from burning or massive successions of hurricanes and floods, from putting half of the USA under water. Hint hint, say no more say no more. 

    The oceans are becoming acidified. Massive amounts of CO2, is supercatalyzing the release of the other greenhouse gasses, like methane and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere.  

    The net effect, is exponentially heating the earths atmosphere, upward. 

    It could permanently change the geochemistry, of the earth. Like it did on venus. It can  cause the earth to be more volcanic. Like venus.

    Radionuclide contamination in the atmosphere, is destroying the ozone. Radionuclide pollution, is destroying the life-giving chemistry of biomolecules on earth. IT is increasing ocean acidification exponentially.

    Maybe that is why Trump is supposedly, more antikoch and pro-monsanto now. Even with the lies of eugenics and hopes for genetic engineering, they think they can create disposable cyborg things, that are part machine to run other machines, after they have destroyed all life, and earth is uninhabitable.

    The Trumpsters, and greed guts, can call earth verthus, before they fry from the hell on earth, they are reinforcing. 

    The greedguts and gulpers, wall street, goldman sachs, the oligarchs and billionairs will still have something to speculate on and keep their fake money moving, their insatiable appetite for fraud, death, speculative casinos going, as all life is destroyed on earth and it becomes a superheated inferno, like venus. 

    They can speculate on genetically engineered and yet-imperfect, disposable cyborgs, that live in orbit and shoot nuclear missles at each other.

    Trumpians will look you straight-in-the-eye and tell you trump and the the republicans have slowed down nuclear in spite of the facts that

    The other big lie is that Trump and republicans have been against nuclear. 
    1.they gave 200millions for small reactors

    2. They started Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon and that area and opened up an area there for another huge uranium mine

    3. They are intent on implementing a multitrillion dollar nuclear space force.

    4. They introduced 56 billion package to subsidize old reactors that could be shut down and deregulate supervision of older dangerous reactors.

    5. Trump allocated a trillion dollars to upgrade the nuclear arsenal

    I tell ya I must live between 2 parallel universes because, i get up in the morning and look at somethings on the internet, and get the feeling, that everything i know is wrong. Just like the firesign theater album says.

    Comment by Nick Hashimoto | August 3, 2018 | Reply

  2. Meanwhile we struggle, under the ongoing radionuclide apocolypse, of our planet. We struggle, against the monsterous power of the nuclearists. It includes the blatant pronuclear shills . There are the pronuclearist monster’s, allys: THE NUCLEAR APOLOGISTS that say they care and use Fukushima as A political Statement, Though they could care less

    1. PROTUMP The worst nuclearist monster in history. Is proAbe. Abe is another nuclearist Criminal and monster who used thugs in his last election to win. Abe is continuing with the olympics. He is shipping radioactive food all over the world. Abe continues to open the most dangerous nuclear plants, in the the most earthquake prone country on the planet. Trump wholeheartedly supports Abe.
    2. RABID Climate-denial
    As hurricanes, rising sea levels, earhquakes combine to insure another fukushima earthquake soon, they say it is ok to keep a few reactors open, make more nuclear waste, make more nuclear weapons, and haul deadly nuclear waste anywhere. on roads, railways, in jets. The TRUMP/KOCH/NUCLEAR APOLOGISTS SAY IT IS OK TO PUT NUCLEAR WASTE anywhere from here to kingdom come.
    3. THEY ARE PRONUCLEAR WEAPON APOLOGISTS; THEY ARE AFTER ALL protump apologists. They think the Enemies, that lurk everywhere, should be obliterated with nuclear explosions.
    The nuclear appologists, are pronuclear weapon-nuclear, appologists-protrump, devils..
    They constantly gaslight the public with ever-changing conspiracy and ever-changing , alternative reality narratives.
    They are the allys of the nuclearist monsters

    Comment by Kenna Grossman | August 22, 2018 | Reply

  3. What happened to Dr. BUSBY. Why doesn’t he post stories on nuclear, or anywhere anymore?

    Comment by Teri Southern | August 24, 2018 | Reply

    • Thank you, Teri. I think that Dr Busby is still working for the cause. He has never posted stories on nuclear-news. Arclight and D’un Renard have posted stories about Dr Busby. And I would, if I came across an article about him. I admire Dr Busby,, but I am not myself in contact with him.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | August 24, 2018 | Reply

    • He is currently busy with three court cases concerning radiological contamination and resultant health effects.. His internet and phone was shut down after he posted a video on Novichok and I was hacked for days because of my findings on Novichok.. I will do an interview with Chris before the end of the year to get an update on his work.. Here is a link to the most recent interview i did with Chris

      Comment by arclight2011part2 | August 30, 2018 | Reply

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