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Ethics, Nuclear Power, and Global Heating – theme for December 2019

“Ethics” seems to be a dirty word in this strange era in which “Economics”, (i.e money) is apparently the only credible argument for taking any action.

Yet, now, under those truly awful shadows of a heating planet, and nuclear conflict, ethics might be our only sane guide.

What are ethics in relation to climate and nuclear issues?

Surely – ethical behaviour,  -behaving decently and honestly. In the face of these dire threats – this is the way to go.

Not that it’s easy. No-one wants to pay the price, – changed employment, lifestyle changes, increased taxes….

BUT – we have borrowed this world from our children, and great grandchildren.  We need to return it in good condition.

This means facing up to the reality of all the effects of climate change, the horrors of nuclear weapons, the environmental poison of ionising radiation.

And then – taking action on all levels, from the personal to global co-operation. A tall order?  It means plain, honest, speaking, just treatment of under-privileged groups and countries, taking investment out of dirty industries.

An impossible order? Perhaps, but it would be a shame not to try. Even in this period of ethically and often environmentally ignorant , narcissistic national leaders Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro, Scott Morrison …….still there are thousands of individuals and groups working for a clean and nuclear-free planet.

We don’t need to be taken in by the big words and twisted arguments of the fossil fuel and nuclear industries and their bought politicians and journalists. The facts on climate change are clear. The facts on nuclear dangers are clear.

Even the economic facts point us to climate action and to scrapping nuclear power and weapons. But surely, human beings can do better than that, and be guided by ethics.

November 28, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's themes, Religion and ethics

8 Comments »

  1. Scintillatotrs and gamma spectrometry are relativley cheap now. People would be amazed, at how radionucled contaminated the USA is now. Especially by places like Hanford and by nuclear reactors. 8,753 Bq/kg Americium found at lanfill by Lanfill by Hanford, at Richland Washington 721Bq/kg Tritium detected. 275 Bq/kg Plutonium 238 detected

    Comment by Doug | November 30, 2019 | Reply

  2. cities in radioactive shithole mirica are getting scarey.
    I saw a really sad tragic movie called the last christmas. the movie is supposed to be a romantic comedy. its was a very good movie but i think the british and american societies know how fucked up things are. The cognitive dissonance, the anxiety, the desparate poverty that u feel and see everywhere. The unravelling, is reflected in what they pass as comedy. i met some kids from london where the film was made a few years ago. They said there are ungodly numbers of homeless people in london sleeping outside in that cold rainy city. it is worse now. Another country run by fascist plutocrats. the protagonist asian guy in the film remilds me of sean mcgee who was a computer guy and scocial worker in london. Sean had to flea england because spycops harrassed him into oblivion for his antinuclear activity.

    Comment by doug | November 30, 2019 | Reply

    • Sounds a rather tough film. Another scary one is the new TV series from UK, Emma Thompson’s “Years and Years”

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | November 30, 2019 | Reply

      • acclight and u are very good people, christina

        Comment by doug | December 1, 2019

      • Thank you, Doug – and same to you!

        Comment by Christina MacPherson | December 1, 2019

  3. […] December, my websites are focusing on that unfashionable subject – ETHICS.  Some aspects of “nuclear ethics” are climate change, health and environment, […]

    Pingback by Nuclear/Climate News – week to 3rd December « Antinuclear | December 2, 2019 | Reply

  4. This is how they Deal With High Level Nuclear Waste in America
    Americiums from Used Nuclear Reactor Fuel and Nuclear Bomb Making. As Bad or worse than Plutonium. It is a decay product of Plutonium

    MORE STUPID MAGIC ROCK’S TRICKS

    They Sell It to American Zombie Morons and make sure it is omnipresent in houses and lanfills

    Comment by rr | December 4, 2019 | Reply

  5. At least Nuclearist countries like Xi in China, and Germany are trying to scaleback. Obssesing about other countries is one thing. What about things in your own country? Things are so bad for us in the USA, that people have to dwell on other countries.
    A neonazi in New York plastered a lie all over the internet, that China Detonated a Tactical Nuke. Demented donnys goons, said they were going to launch a nuclear war over it.

    These reactors in Ohio are ready to explode. People are being thugged and threatened with violence, into not signing a popularly supported referendum, to close the Nasy Old Ohio Reactors. That is how psychotic things are.

    http://nuclearhotseat.com/2019/12/05/nuclear-bailout-battle-in-ohio-harvey-wasserman/

    Iit is good to hear more about the nuclear bullshit in France and europe

    Comment by doug | December 7, 2019 | Reply


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