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This is such an important article (We’re in a storytelling crisis”: Advice for writing on nuclear issues, from the author of “Fallout”)    Whether we like it or not, an issue becomes important to people  – not because it actually IS vitally important, but because it is described, pictured, written about as something that is important to the simplest non-expert, ordinary person.

In this pandemic period, the nuclear lobbyhas done a damn good job in just not covering the true importance of nuclear weapons. The mindless mainstream media happlygoes along with this impressive non coverage at all.

On January 22nd, the Trarty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will become international law.    The global nuclear lobby will be working overtime to portray this as silly, ineffectual, counter-productive – blah blah.

It will be a challenging time for journalism.  The need is to show that this Treaty is as valid as existing  treaties banning inhuman weapons of mass destruction, and that this Treaty enhances existing disarmament agreements, and does not conflctwith national security agreements (e.g as betweenUSA and Australia.     This Treaty is based on humanitarian concerns, an idea which the technocrats find hard to understand.

December 17, 2020 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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  1. I like what the old baby boomers aay somewat, sometimes. It is true, way they say to a certain extent about the old prosperity. Their ideas about opportunity are oumoded by the new and unchangeable neofeudalism and concentrations of wealth In the world. In this age there has been, better hygeine more, food. My grandad, lost half his siblings to childhood diseases and starvation.

      I was a chemical engineer . I have a doctorate . I am older a late baby boomer, early gen x. Different than stiles or ed Abbey, or my kid who I had at an old age. “You have a hi iq and little common sense, in many ways making u quite stupid, really .” That is what my grandad said about me.

    Some oldsters have tons of wisdom like Dr Caldicott . like arclight2011, like Christina McPherson. Like d’un , Mmajia all the folks at beyond nuclear dot com.

    Some baby boomers are smart assed, gulpers who did not learn much in life, and do not care. 

    I was once an acolyte, of nuclear power and space travel. I drank the koolaid. I lived a lot longer, than I could have imagined but, at what price?

    It is well known that plutonium and uranium dust, americium , radium in different forms ignite, spontaneously when enough is clumped together, or if it is hot enough. 

    https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5156223

    There is a lot of unburned hyrdrocarbon in the soil, from all these years of people driving cars.

    https://www.ems.psu.edu › C…PDF
    Web results
    Chapter 11 FOSSIL FUELS: ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

    There is global climate change and global heating.

    It is all really, rather simple Katherine . Any child could understand it.

    A.  Fuel and tinder for the fires: massive contamination of the soil by unburned hydrocarbons, polycyclic industrial pollution. Ubiquitous plastics aand microplastics in the environment.

    PhOSPHOROUS in matcheads IS A PYROPHOriC ELEMENT INI A MATCH HEAD. WHEN ONE APPLIES ENOUGH FRICTION OR HEAT TO A MATCHEAD , IT SPONTANEOULSY IGNITES THE WOOD IN A MATCH TO START A FIRE.  PLUTONIUM AND URANIUM SPONTANEOUSLY IGNITE WITHOUT HEAT OR FRICTION IF THEY POOL TOGETHER IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND BECOME CONCENTRATED BY NATURAL FORCES .   ELEMENTS AND POLLUTANTS, QUITE OFTEN DO LEFT AS GARBAGE OR ACCUMULATED AROUND THE MASSIVE POLLUTION HUMAN S CREATE. LIKES ATTRACT LIKES.
    PLUTONIUM uranium radium polonium cobalt60. Cs137 are thousands of times more pyrophoric than phosphorus

    C. THERE IS CLIMATE CHANGE. THERE WERE 4 EXTRA HURRUCANES LAST YEAR KATHERINE FROM THE OCEAN SURFACE TMPERATURES BEING SO HI. NEXT YEAR ONE OF THOSE HURRICANES WILL CAUSE ONE OF THE MULTIPLE NUCLEAR REACTORS IN YOUR AREA TO BLOW UP AND SINCE U R OLD AND STUPID U WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO DIE FROM RADIATION POISONING IN A MATTER IF DAYSFROM THE AMT OF IODINE133 PLUTONIUM239. CESIUM137 AND STRINTIUM90 RELEASED.

    WHEN DUMMIES LIKE YOU HAVE MATCHES A JUG OF GASOLINE AND A HEAT SOURCE OR SPARKS OR ANYTHING hot enough FIRES OCCUR. I LOVE INVECTIVE OR RANTS BECAUSE THEY DO GET THROUGH. TO SMART PEOPLE sometimes. BUT sometimes not

    The poles are melting. Hurricanes. Surface temperatures rising. Erratic climate change . global warming giving way to global heating giving way to global burning

    Comment by Ken raskin | December 18, 2020 | Reply


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