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Australian news, and some related international items

This month

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of the week  

OUR LAND COUNCIL OUR MOB OUR FUTURE   http://ourmob.org.au/

read-this-wayThe Collapse of western civilization

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and this The Trans-Pacific Partnership – the devil in the trade deal ABC Radio National  8.05 a.m. Sunday  14 logo-anti-TPPSeptember 2014  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/2014-09-14/5734490:  

 

Websites
of the week

ASSET OWNERS DISCLOSURE PROJECT http://aodproject.net/about/about-us.html

What will you do for a safe climate? http://www.action.org.au/what-will-you-do-safe-climate

 The Atom Project – for a nuclear weapons free world  ttp://www.theatomproject.org/en/

podcastSmNuclear power, post Fukushima Listen now   Download audio  This week at the ANU in Canberra there’s an international workshop on the costs and benefits of nuclear power in East Asia. From the workshop , Dr Tim Rousseau , M V Ramana and Suzuki Tatsujiro discuss the relationship between nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons, the health implications of exposure to radiation and the continuing impact of the closure of the Fukushima reactor in Japan.  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/nuclear-states/5661774

 

 

Welcome to the Anthropocene  A planet transformed by humanity http://www.anthropocene.info/en/home

 

Water in the Anthropocene

An Urbanizing Planet

Climate change the state of the science

 

 EVENTS

more detail  on  these at Action Australia and  Event details « Antinuclear

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  • September 21 – Melbourne – Climate Action March 
  • September 17 – Sydney – Save Solar Forum
  • September 26 – Melbourne – Film Nuclear UmbrellaInternational Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • September 27 – Sunshine Coast, Queensland –  forum on the environment and the Newman Government’s track record on green policy.

September 26-29, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan  - 2014 No Nukes Asia Forum

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7 Comments »

  1. Imagine a planet where our families were very moderate in size – we wouldn’t be using as much energy in total and could leave some energy for the next generation.

    Comment by L Hunter | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank you, L. Hunter.
    I totally agree with you – the goal would be moderation in human numbers, as well as moderation in the way we live, and consume the Earth’s resources.
    I read recently of someone’s suggestion that “the best tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the condom”

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’d have to admit that my views have been influenced by the information put out by the ‘independent’ radio and television broadcasters and by the institutes you have mentioned.
    I feel that I have made a conscious effort to become better educated on the issue of nuclear power but if our public broadcasters and institutes are not providing unbiased information on the issue then where else do I go?
    I personally think the case for nuclear power is strong but I am now wary that I may not have been presented with all the relevant information.

    Comment by MattSmith | January 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Australia’s public broadcasters are not doing such a bad job, by world standards. Of course they find trivia, sensationalism, and overly sentimental topics are more popular than serious matters. And of course, they find it easier to just use the media releases that pour out from industry and government.

      Still, one can find very fair and informative stuff in Australia’s mainstream media – (eg. The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail), just that it’s likely to be on about page 7 of the newspaper, or on TV or radio at an unfriendly time (e.g ABC’s Lateline). Also, journalists aren’t always resourced (or inclined) to spend time at the “coal-face” or rather, the “uranium-face” – some topics just not covered.

      All coupled with Australians, (including journalists’) extraordinary reverence for the opinions of “hard” scientists, (nuclear physicists, like Ziggy Switkowski,) compared to their scepticism about “soft” scientists, ( ecologists, environmental scientists like Mark Diesendorf, or Prof Ian Lowe)

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. A message we get from the media is that Nuclear power is the only way to provide full-scale baseload power.

    Rarely do Nuclear power proponents mention REDUCING or ELIMINATING the gargantuan full-scale waste of power.

    Examples:

    millions of burning electric lights on bright sunny days, eccentric eclectic electric doors opening for any people/objects passing by and often not coming in, almost countless numbers of devices chewing up electricity in standby power-buy mode, dinosaur toasters and dinosaur ovens run on days that a solar oven could do the job, shop “background” subliminal propaganda programming music and video feeds, hair dryers when extreme water wasteful cotton for towels is unused or discarded in frantic frenzy, “boom box” speaker earthshakers human-attempted earthquakers, electric air conditioning to cool those already overflowing with excessive cold-weather-survival calories, grid iron heaters instead of exercise + no-restrictive-nicotine + no-depressive-alcohol + comfortable clothes in winter.

    The True Cost on my electric bill at home is ONE KILOWATT $0.25 per day, but outside of home, and due to waste society, is probably an order of magnitude (10 times) greater at a minimum.

    “WASTE NOT WANT NOT”

    “To Waste is a Crime.”

    Comment by NoNukes Australia | March 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. I have a query regarding using some material on your website, and getting permission from you to do so. Could you please contact me by email, and I will send you the details?

    Comment by Debbie Gallagher | July 23, 2012 | Reply


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