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To 19 December – the week in climate and nuclear news

Climate has to dominate this week’s news. It seems that it takes a 15 year-old schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg to best spread the message, the reality of the planet’s situation. . Radio Ecoshock introduced some hard questions that have been ignored:

What social disruptions are being caused by global heating –  increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war – and not ecluding affluent nations?

Should we tell young people what we’ve done to the climate? (Too late: they are telling us.)

Far from perfect, but still, nearly 200 nations reached an agreement on climate action rules.

Some good news in the climate battle – over 1000 institutions to divest from fossil fuels. Makoma Lekalakala: ‘There should be no nuclear in climate financing’. Nuclear power is no answer to global heating – even if only because nuclear power is unaffordableGlobal nuclear industry aggressively lobbying climate negotiators.

The drying of soils due to climate change is shrinking the world’s water supply.

Numerous nuclear accidents at sea (doesn’t inspire confidence for nuclear-powered space travel). No restraints on nuclear weapons use, if USA abandons Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

ARCTIC. Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century.

JAPAN. Japan’s nuclear export industry about to get the fatal blow.  High Iodine distribution, low intake among children after Fukushima nuclear accident.

UK. 

USA.

AUSTRALIA. Australian government’s hypocritical performance at UN Climate Summit.

FRANCE. How France multiplies hazardous nuclear waste. Replacing nuclear with renewables would save France $44.5 billion.

RUSSIA. Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear treaty dispute. Russia woos China to join nuclear framework with US.  Russia marketing nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.– White House fury as Russian nuclear planes visit Venezuela .

TAIWAN. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CFTPP) held over Taiwan , because of its referendum rejecting food from Fukushima.

GERMANY.   Explosion and fire at German Advanced Nuclear Fuels plant.     Residential batteries ready to compete with fossil fuels and nuclear in Germany.

FINLAND. Radioactive reindeer in Finland and Norway.

IRANIranian hackers take aim at foreign nuclear experts and US official.

INDIA. India has 140 Nuclear Warheads – And More Are Coming.

BULGARIA. Bulgaria’s planned nuclear power station unlikely to ever be built.

BELGIUM. Call for Belgium’s unsafe Tihange nuclear reactor to be shut down.

CHINA. Chinese military is building a test facility to simulate thermonuclear explosions.

 

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December 19, 2018 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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  1. Families were asked to go outside and bag topsoil in fukushima, after the catastrophe. At that time, there were case reports and multiple stories of children getting bloody noses and sick. Arclight and others conducted a series of interviews with fukushima survivors to verify these stories.

    That was acute radiation poisoning from strontium 90 and cesium 137, the more potent radionuclides attacking their bodies. A person can go through acute radiation poisoning one time and be incapacitatingly damaged for life or die.

    Many of those kids who got radiation sickness, and adults went on to have thyroid cancers, leukemia, lung cancers, severe heart disease even in young people, neurological conditions, become sterile because of the initial insult and ongoing exposures. That initial bolus of hi level radionuclides, is literally tearing their bodies up from the inside out. You just don’t hear about it.

    Every time, they burn the sacked soil from fukushima, somewhere in Japan, there are reports of radiation poisoning.
    Bloody noses, acute nausea vomiting, fevers malaise that can last days, in surrounding areas around the burns.
    In America it is hidden in plain sight, where they blame the victims for cancer , heart disease and dying young.
    It seems it does not matter, how good your cholesterol is, how much you exercise , how well you eat, heart disease is growing precipitously in the USA. It means cardiotoxins like cesium 137 are scarring tissue as was noted in Chernobyl and Belarus after the Chernobyl catastrophe. It only takes particles or billionth of a gram to do so.
    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-is-heart-disease-on-the-rise

    More women are suffering from thyroid cancer, thyroid problems and heart disease too. The cancer rate is skyrocketing with lethal adenocarcinomas of the breast, gliomas of the brain, growing. Adenocarcinoma prostate, pancreas, ovaries,, lungs occurring in younger and younger age groups, in sensitive tissue . Cancers that are quite often fatal.
    There are irradiated towns in the west where half the population is sterile.
    Women can become sterile too from ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids for example.
    Autism is growing precipitously. The graph of the rise and geometric increases in autism match the open Air nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors opening, the gluts of nuclear pollution in the 70s and 80s, Chernobyl and now fukushima. By 2050 one in two will be autistic.

    Chromosome-mutagen linked disease like cystic fibrosis, cerebral palseys, trisomies like downs syndrome are exploding. Misscarriages, severe birth defects. And they lie about it. Especially in Japan.
    The life expectancy of Americans is way down now to aged 65.
    Dr. Busby says the lowered life-expectancy can be correlated to late baby boomer groups that were womb exposed to fallout and radiation from the massive campaigns of nuclear testing around the world from 1955 to 1964. Those exposed in the womb had their stem cells damaged.
    Generation Xers later than 1964 are at risk from the flood of radionuclides in the environment from uranium mining and processing, massive buildups of nuclear reactors and hi level waste, nuclear bomb proliferation, industrial nuclear toxins like American and thorium, proliferation and illegal dumping of medical radionuclides and other radionuclides everywhere. We think Fukushima is bad but nuclear countries and their militaries have dumped tens of thousands of tons of hi level nuclear waste into the oceans since 1950.
    I believe that a major nuclear waste fire and a nuclear incident in the United States will cause visible signs of people getting sick and or dying off enmasse as was seen at Chernobyl and Belarus but, was covered up. That is because we are saturated with radionuclides.

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