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17,000 police can’t get nuclear waste train through German protest

Police used tear gas, baton charges, horses, water cannon, pepper spray and human brute force but wave after wave of protesters continued to swarm on the last stretch of track before the city of Dannenberg.

Fierce battles as nuclear ‘train of death’ held up in GermanyA nuclear waste train inching through Germany was unlikely to reach its destination until Monday after massive protests along every foot of railway line. Telegraph By Allan Hall in Berlin 07 Nov 2010 “….The security operation to ensure the cargo of reprocessed fuel from nuclear power stations in Germany reaches its destination is one of the biggest ever mounted with 17,000 police officers on duty. Continue reading


November 8, 2010 Posted by | Germany, opposition to nuclear | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The continuing corporate campaign of climate change denial

Books such as Merchants of Doubt by science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway have detailed how front groups for the fossil-fuel industry have been waging an orchestrated, well-funded campaign against climate science and climate scientists for more than two decades.

Professional climate change deniers’ crusade continues –  02 November 2010 – New Scientist, In the media and the courts, the battle to undermine climate science and its researchers hasn’t let up, warns climatologist Michael Mann. Continue reading

November 3, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, spinbuster | , , , | Leave a comment

Survey finds Cumbria site wrong for nuclear waste dump

Cumbria not suitable for nuclear waste repository: survey | TopNews United Kingdom, 30 Oct 10, The initial study into the possible dumping grounds for nuclear waste has suggested that West Cumbria is unsuitable for the purpose. However, is still in the running for providing the deep geologic storage of nuclear waste.The study conducted by the British Geological Survey ruled out a tract of land alongside the coast, ranging from St Bees Head to Maryport…….

The government is in search for an apt ‘dumping ground’ for the nuclear industry as there are plans for building more nuclear power stations on eight sites, which require deep geologicalstorage by 2040….Cumbria not suitable for nuclear waste repository: survey | TopNews United Kingdom

October 29, 2010 Posted by | UK, wastes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unsolved nuclear waste problem may stop nuclear industry in USA and EU

On Wednesday last week, Greenpeace launched a broadside against the European repository plans, arguing that leaders were being misled over safety issues – particularly relating to groundwater contamination. It appears the repository battle is about to go nuclear here, too.

President Barack Obama’s Yucca Mountain decision is a blow to US nuclear power- Telegraph UK, By Garry White 20 Sep 2010, US President Barack Obama appeared to deal a decisive blow to America’s nuclear power industry earlier this year, when he pulled the funding for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Continue reading

September 21, 2010 Posted by | USA, wastes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Regions and cities acting on Climate Change, side-stepping international agreements

Coalition of the Tired of Waiting: Fighting Climate Change at Ground Level: More Nimble Cities and Regions Eyeing First Mover Advantage,, by Ann Danylkiw – Apr 16th, 2010
A pattern is emerging in the geopolitics of climate change this year: Countries are banding together to begin to map out strategies to adapt to and mitigate climate change outside of the UNFCCC process and ahead of a final international climate agreement. Continue reading

April 17, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big powers caused poor Copenhagen result

Under the Copenhagen Accord, temperatures are likely to rise by nearly 4° C, aggravating climate change, wiping out small island countries and reducing billions of people to an insecure existence as sea levels inexorably rise, wind patterns abruptly change and glaciers rapidly melt, increasing hunger, displacement and devastation.

The cost of tailing the US  DNA Praful Bidwai  January 5, 2010 The outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference has been seen by many analysts as signifying a major shift in the global distribution of power. There is clearly some merit in this assessment. This is the first time that the Western bloc led by the United States split so completely on a non-military issue of great global significance. Continue reading

January 6, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change, politics international | | Leave a comment

Contrary to those pro-nuclear lies, Renewable energy can power the world

There Is Plenty Renewable Energy to Fight Global Warming | AlterNetTHE HUFFINGTON POST by Jurriaan Kamp 31 Dec 09 The shift from our current fossil fuel based economies to sustainable renewable energy economies is usually presented as a great challenge. That is also the message coming from the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Oil companies tell us that it can be done but that we need decades to get there. The numbers tell a bit of a different story.

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December 31, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change, renewable | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lies and omissions at Copenhagen, about nuclear power

Helen Caldicott slams environmental groups on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions 22 December 2009 by: Art Levine, t r u t h o u t | Report

Dr. Helen Caldicott, the pioneering Australian antinuclear activist and pediatrician who spearheaded the global nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s and co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), has joined with left-leaning environmental groups here in an uphill fight to halt nuclear power as a “solution” to the global warming crisis. “Global warming is the greatest gift the nuclear industry has ever received,” Dr. Caldicott told Truthout. Continue reading

December 23, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , , , , | Leave a comment

Copenhagen a failure, yet Accord offers hopes

Obama Accord a good thing amid Copenhagen fiasco The Age ROSS GARNAUT December 23, 2009 The United Nations meeting on climate change at Copenhagen was a fiasco. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , | Leave a comment

Kyoto Protocol defined nuclear energy as neither clean nor renewable

Copenhagen, nuclear power, and the Clean Development Mechanism Nuclear Reaction, by Justin, 18 Dec 09

“……..For those who don’t know it,the Clean Development Mechanism  the CDM is a system set up under the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised countries committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to earn carbon credits by investing in low-carbon projects in developing countries rather than building more expensive projects in their own countries.

Nuclear energy was specifically excluded from the CDM at the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change conference in 2001. Continue reading

December 18, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bright Future for Solar Energy

The Solar Energy Industry is Looking Bright By Abigail Rome
December 17, 2009

The stars seem to be aligning with the sun these days. Or at least with an industry that takes full advantage of the sun. Here are a few indications. While the climate change agreements were being discussed last week in Copenhagen, the U.S. President spoke about stimulating green energy jobs. And, as the costs of solar panels have decreased tremendously in recent months, governments have continued to create incentives for renewable energy and efficiency. In short, the political will as well as the economics are in place for solar energy to finally skyrocket. Continue reading

December 18, 2009 Posted by | climate change, renewable, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear energy not cheap, not clean,

Greenpeace debunks nuclear benefit “expanding global nuclear capacity would be accompanied by costs of nearly $10 trillion.” Malaysia Business Insight BY PAUL ICAMINA

NUCLEAR’S contribution in easing climate change is “too little, too late,” the anti-nuclear group Greenpeace said. Continue reading

December 18, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, business and costs, climate change | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear disarmament nonsense

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Now really – does this make any sense to you? The  International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament  offers this change to a “no first use” policy  – encouraging countries to make an initial statement to this effect – “the sole purpose of the possession of nuclear weapons is to deter the use of such weapons – “

This kind of stuff from world leaders shows us, as does Copenhagen, that we really can’t expect much sense from them. Let’s not feel too unkindly about well-meaning individuals such as Obama Barack, and Australia’s Kevin Rudd. They are, as Ralph Nader explained recently – “corporate prisoners”

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Christina's notes, weapons and war | , , , , | Leave a comment

Disarmament report means well, but no dates set

Nuclear report fails to name weapons eradication date  By Sandra O’Malley * From: AAP * December 15, 2009 A LANDMARK report calls for a massive cut in atomic warheads but stops short of setting a deadline for their abolition, which is seen as a critical challenge for this century. Continue reading

December 16, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, weapons and war | , , , | Leave a comment

Indigenous stand against nuclear, at Copenhagen

Indigenous Peoples in Copenhagen: Ruling out the Nuclear Option — Neither Clean nor Green Nuclear Reaction  15 Dec 09 COPENHAGENRemembering the words of Chief Seattle, Indigenous Peoples and people of color at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen sent a message to the world to rule out nuclear energy, which is neither clean nor green. Continue reading

December 16, 2009 Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change, indigenous issues | , , , , | Leave a comment