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2019 For a clean nuclear-free climate – theme for January

It would be nice to just wish everyone a happy New Year. We can do that. And for the Earth, we can wish that the human species would stop polluting it.  We can say, along with Dr Pangloss  – “Everything for the best, in the best of all possible worlds”.

But, I’m afraid that we’re kidding ourselves, if we think that we can do any more than to slow the onset of climate change. “Disruptive impacts from climate change are now inevitable”. Jem Bendell, A British Professor of Sustainability now says that nothing in our civilization is sustainable.  The emphasis must now also be on adaptation to climate change. Elizabeth May, Leader of Canada’s Green Party, has recently stressed, on Radio Ecoshock,   that not only grandchildren, and later generations will be affected, but today’s children will experience the social, and health disruptions of climate change.

The Power of One Green – Elizabeth May in 2018

As for the nuclear threat – it’s no wonder that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock stays now at 2 minutes to midnight, with aggressive leaders like Trump and Putin, with weapons’ companies and military brass salivating about new, advanced weapons, even space warfare.

Still, nations continue to sign up to the U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. It’s a start.

For the “peaceful” nuclear industry – the good news is that it’s becoming  a failing economic disaster. It would die a faster death, if it were not so valuable to the nuclear weapons industry.   Colossal waste problems in USA, Japan, UK, are stalling plans for new reactors . Russia and China are not publicly divulging information on their wastes, but both are keen to export nuclear technology, rather than develop it at home.

The nuclear industry continues its lies about nuclear solving climate change -lies that are mindlessly regurgitated by the mainstream media. Media also faithfully parrot the promises of “new nukes” – the “Generation IV” nuclear designs that do not yet exist, and would be prohibitively expensive, requiring huge tax-payer subsidies..

Anyway, I promise to include some good news, some positive stories, in 2019, because, after all, good people continue to do good things. And, we just can’t afford to give up hope – as Greta Thunberg tells us “Look for action – then the hope will come”

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December 31, 2018 - Posted by | Christina's themes

17 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on jpratt27.

    Comment by John | December 31, 2018 | Reply

  2. Just to make it a bit more inappropriate, in the words of a divine tyrant.

    “All who walk my Earth, know this only law: that which I have made, I too can take away.”

    Comment by Frank Labuschagne | January 1, 2019 | Reply

  3. Well, I didn’t know where to link this or if it’s been mentioned, but I find this rather absurd and quite telling.

    Russian Arctic shipping to be regulated by Rosatom:
    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2019/01/its-law-russian-arctic-shipping-be-regulated-rosatom

    Comment by Frank Labuschagne | January 3, 2019 | Reply

    • Well, thanks, Frank, for this link. Will use it later. 42 degrees Celsius here today – holidays – sort of

      I think it’s hilarious – talk about putting Dracula in charge of the Blood Bank

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 4, 2019 | Reply

      • Well, I do agree with you about Bill/Melinda Gates being overrated sociopaths who would generally attempt to degenerate others, particularly those not quite as afflicted as them.

        Comment by Frank Labuschagne | January 5, 2019

      • Oh sorry, I meant to reply to Allen., but I’m a bit of a retard.

        Comment by Frank Labuschagne | January 5, 2019

  4. It is ironic with Bill Gates. Heritable autism is skyrocketing in the 21st century, especially since fukushima. It started rising dramatically, in the 60s, after open air nuclear bomb testing.
    It is quite well known that Gates is aspergers and, his kids attended a special school in the University District in Seattle, for kids on the spectrum.
    So here we are, with Gates betting the life of the planet on the most dangerous, salt cooled nuclear death traps ever. A Nuclear Reactor design that has never worked. He expects the American people to subsidize the criminal endeavor

    Comment by Allen Kemper | January 4, 2019 | Reply

    • I think it is too much of a stretch to connect Fukushima with autism. Perhaps autism has been with us for a very long time, but only now is it being diagnosed.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 5, 2019 | Reply

      • There u would be wrong. Did not say fulushima specifically. The atomic age brought a flood of radioactive waste into the environment from bomb testing, bomb building, reactors, fuel waste etc etc. It has grown progressively worse. At its current rate of growth 1 in two will be heriyably autistic by 2038. The conspiracy nuts want to blame it on vaccines. Vaccines do not cause chromosome breaks or enzyme system mutations that are heritable. People can harbor their conformational and personal biases go with the brainwashing yet autisim doubled after nuclear bomb testing and started growing exponentially in the united states in the 70s

        Comment by Allen Kemper | January 5, 2019

      • I know of no reputable science that has found radioactive waste etc to cause autism.

        Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 7, 2019

      • I know of no reputable science that finds nuclear waste to be the cause of autism

        Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 7, 2019

      • The legacy of organophosphates described in a few words. It’s got radioactive stuff in it, it’s generally toxic, chemical warfare. There, that’s used to cultivate your food. Trust me, GBS and myelitis stuff? Nothing like polio, no relation to that. Definitely doesn’t have other lymphatic, endocrine or mental developmental consequences.

        Comment by Frank Labuschagne | January 6, 2019

  5. Richard Nixon wanted to build 1000 GE, fukushima-style reactors, in the US by 2000.

    If they had followed through with Nixon’s Plans
    there would have been 5 or 10 fukushima type meltdowns by 1995.

    There would have been millions of tons of high level and low level nuclwar waste, in the USA by 1995.

    Multiple meltdowns and Multiple Fuel pool fires would have destroyed the USA. Massive amounts of high-level nuclear waste everywhere . No reasonable plans for disposal. Thanks to nuclear activists like Harvey Wasserman and Helen Caldicott Nixon’s suicidal plans were not hatched
    https://https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/07/goodbye-nuclear-power-construction-of-two-of-four-remaining-planned-u-s-plants-canceled/.com/the-history-geek/nixon-s-awful-legacy-part-two-4e058625b3b8https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/07/goodbye-nuclear-power-construction-of-two-of-four-remaining-planned-u-s-plants-canceled/

    Comment by nick hashimoto | January 6, 2019 | Reply

    • There are no so called reputable studies associated with radioclides and cancers so keep up your conformational and personal bias stupid christina. There are many studies on radionuclides and birth defects and autism, too especially phenotype autisms caused by chromosome mutations like fragile x and others trisoies.. The nuleoapes say there were no casualties at fukushima or Chernobyl. They say the birth defects at Fallujah were not from depleted uranium. U r obviously controlled opposition. Why bother to read these stupid blogs anymore. Little personal insight except beacons of light like Dr. Busby. You are simply ridiculous. Perhaps u have let the the drunken drug addict-troll from the other dumn conspiracy sights take u over. The real grass roots folks that work for public citizen are Harrassed while the conspiracy nuts, controlled opposition and political extremists have hijacked it all on the phony internet. Too bad

      Comment by Doug | January 8, 2019 | Reply

  6. This is the worst conspiracy gibberish garbage possible . it is from yur buddy Frank. Frankie is an infamous internet troll that has been kicked of numerous blogs and sites for its chicanery.

    Frank Labuschagne on January 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm
    Trump has been fairly difficult to analyze, but his Luciferian tendencies are obvious enough (even if mostly sycophantic). I mean, I can’t say I’m a fan of Trump, but Bill Gates has more of that Archon thing with him, seemingly. And I mean, I’ve been hunting those for a while.

    If u keep publishing this crap u stand to lose half the audience and important contributors

    Comment by Doug | January 9, 2019 | Reply

    • Dear oh dear – and here was I, thinking that you were a supporter of my work.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 9, 2019 | Reply

      • You flatter yourself christina. I spent 10 years getting a nuclear waste pile removed and a nuclear reactor closed. I was also arrested at Yucca mountain, with a number of other antinuclear activists. I have a close relative that has fragile x autism from nuclear and u think u do so much, and know so much. Things are just getting worse. Most are topically involved or simply playing games. It is getting very late. When the smart asses and posers get sick or have a loved one get sick some of them suddenly wakeup. Is that what it will take? When most life is gone and there is not enough of anything or anyone to stop it?

        Comment by Doug | January 9, 2019


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