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This week in nuclear news

A bit of good news – We can restore the climate  – getting past climate despair. Tasmania has become one of the first parts of the world to become not just carbon neutral but carbon negative .

CoronavirusGlobal, new cases and deaths are declining, but still increasing in some countries.

IRussia and the West are closer to nuclear war than they were during the Cuban Missile Crisis, warns Nikita Khrushchev’s daughter – 60 years after her father backed down from Armageddon.

NATO allies marching in lockstep: U.S., Canadian defense chiefs meet twice in a week.

NATO’s national armaments directors discuss Ukraine bonanza

The 1983 Military Drill That Nearly Sparked Nuclear War With the Soviets. U.S. sees no threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite rhetoric- official. Huge solar storm once almost triggered nuclear war between USA and Russia.

Climate change ‘already’ raising risk of virus spread between mammals.

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of another pandemic, researchers warn.

Plastic pollution accelerating the consequences of climate change in Canada’s Arctic, according to new research

Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars. Photovoltaics vs. nuclear power on Mars.

Renewables to be “the new baseload” by 2030, says McKinsey 2022 Global Energy Perspective.

Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption

UKRAINE. International Atomic Energy Agency very concerned at dangers at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex. Despite deteriorating situation, Ukrainian parliament still insisting on NATO accession. IAEA probing Ukraine report that a missile flew over a nuclear power plant. The USA has not been able to confirm the allegations that Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine.

JAPAN. Japan prepares to dump water ignoring nuclear safety fears. Japan’s Toxic Dumping Faces Growing Protests.

CANADAConcerns about commercial wastes destined for disposal in the Chalk River Mound.

Open Letter ~ Cleanup of Chalk River radioactive wastes — Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area.

USA

INDIA. Severe Indian heatwave will bake a billion people and damage crops. Delhi sweltering under extreme heat, electricity shortage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDfZcXVGxSs Pakistan, India reel under intense heat wave.

UKBritain’s very wrong turn in energy policy.

RUSSIA. ‘Balancing on the brink’: Senior Russian diplomat warns Western powers of nuclear threat. Russia’s Antiquated Nuclear Warning System Jeopardizes Us All. Russia Just Tested the World’s Largest Nuclear-Tipped Missile.

GERMANY. Germany backs a plan to put sanctions on the supply from Russia, of uranium, the fuel for Europe’s so called ”independent self-sufficient, sovereign” nuclear energy.

SWITZERLAND.  NATO pulls Switzerland deeper into its meshes — Anti-bellum

FRANCE. Is France really the poster boy for nuclear power? Nearly half of its reactors are shut down for maintenance and safety reasons . The stress corrosion problem could be affecting all of France’s nuclear reactors.

N. KOREA. Kim warns North Korea would ‘pre-emptively’ use nuclear weapons.

IRAN. Europe to Make Fresh Push to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal.   

AUSTRALIA. Change of government would present ‘great opportunity’ in fight to free Julian Assange.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8zYQp3rrG8

May 2, 2022 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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