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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


  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


    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.

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

    Comment by doug | December 7, 2019 | Reply

  6. What they did in the UK

    They did exactly what George w Bush did in America, in 2000 and 2004. They had the media rail that  exit polls showed  bush won in 2000 and 2004 . The exit polls were of course all fake.
    The  toreys did the same thing, late in the day of UK voting this time. They used exactly the same playbook.

    The difference is, that the republicans had slimey electronic voting everywhere after 911 and the patriot act in 2004.

    In 2000, in America they suppressed voting, blocked poll stations and sent army’s of lawyers across the country and mainly to Florida to rig the votes and contest hanging chads to the laat minute so that the election was taken to the supreme court.

    In 2004,  with rigged  electronic voting machines,  they flipped votes, purged voting roles, had the media lie in unison about exit polls sayin Bush had won , kept people from voting in key states and essentially rigged the whole election. Thus we have Iraq and the the ongoing Afghanistan quagmires.

    In America the corporate criminal democrats are more than happy to share power, with fascistic, fake-antigolabist war mongers, like trump and its army of neoconservative war mongers. Trump is a fake antiglobalist by the way. He always manages to go to Davos, WTO meetings and all the other globalist-bankster racketeering meetings.
    Obama was a bankster stooge put their to make way for the New-New World Order, that has a decidedly fascist flavor

    Thus we have mutitrillion dollar nuclear weapons in space aimed, at us and a new insane nuclear arms race againat Russia and China, while the whole bloody country falls apart.

    We have Pelosi and Schumer pushing through an extension of the Patriot act, with the Republicans, so that our govt can continue mass surveillance on us through their multibillion dollar NSA facilities in Utah and Virginia.

    Bojo suppressed the vote.  Bojo made voting inaccessible in important precincts, used a coordinated corporate media to slander Corbyn for 4 years and probably deliberately had votes changed in the more rotten burroughs. A chip off the old block. He is a supreme con-artist and liarnlike Trump.

    There is no democracy in the west. Why pretend anymore? I do not like what the the Chinese have done in Tibet, or their mass surveillance but they do not lie about it and pretend. There was a general mass strike of truckers in china a few years ago and the govt had to give in to their demands. In the Uk and USA there is pretend democracy. The banksters and neocons intitute coups everywhere. Ifbthere were any meaningful strikes or demonstrations in the USA or or UK they would call out troops and start shooting people and locking people up. We live in a world of extremendelusion and lies in the west. Bojo will not even pursue Brexit.
    This is the first thing he is doing since his fake landslide

    What Brexit? Tories’ first priority is to ban ‘anti-Semitic’ boycotts, envoy says

    Now as they take apart your NHS and turn your country into a dickensonian hell, much like America you can tell the morons that voted for the fascist that they deserve what they got, as he hands them their arse.

    Trump is completely deregulating everything here. Especially the old aging nuclear industry, with 96 old beat up reactor on the verge of melting down. He soes nothing about radioactive food from Japan. Bojo will do much the same. Lucky you are not in the UK

    Their appetite for greed and brutality is insatiable.
    They are doing the same in countries like Australia. Australis already has many nuclear ruined zones where nuclear bombs were detonated and there is and has been extensive uranium mining and extraction. You stupid gits. If you do not riseup the nucleoape fascists will turn your country into a major nucling waste testing ground and setoff a small nuclear reactor explosion that will completely ruin your country.

    Comment by zm | December 19, 2019 | Reply

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