Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Australia: the week in nuclear and climate news

Putin’s “invulnerable”nuclear-powered missile lost at sea. Joins the rest of Russia’s nuclear junk there, and could be leaking radiation.

Jonathon Porritt and 60 other British writers, politicians and academics condemn the concept of a “balanced debate” about human-caused climate change. “Balance implies equal weight. But this then creates a false equivalence between an overwhelming scientific consensus and a lobby, heavily funded by vested interests, that exists simply to sow doubt to serve those interests.”

AUSTRALIA

Well, suddenly we have a new Prime Minister –  “S coal mo”  – i.e Scott Morrison. We all feared that we would get that truly dreadful man Peter Dutton. But now – we have “Dutton in sheep’s clothing”. Believe me, Morrison will be just as bad –   same policies, just a bit more intelligent in spinning them.

And the new Cabinet?  A motley crew of climate denialists and pro nuclear proponents.

CLIMATE

Australia’s climate change policy sets a dangerous precedent for the world.  Pathetic Australia ?- freeloading as the rest of the world grapples with climate change.  Annabel Crabb outlines the demise of Australia’s climate policy in 7 killings.

Former coal industry boss is Scott Morrison’s chief of staff.  Morrison names leading anti-wind campaigner as energy minister.

The Liberal Party is imploding largely because of climate change. Right wing MPs wanted Dutton as PM to exit Paris climate agreement.

NUCLEAR

Earthquake 20 August near Hawker planned site for nuclear waste dump.

Supreme Court keeps the halt on Kimba nuclear waste dump vote. Hawker vote on nuclear dump siting delayed, after Bangarla people’s cot win.  Barngarla Aboriginal community’s Native Title includes the land aruround Kimba nuclear waste dump plan: Human Rights Commission to consider their voting rights.

Kimba’s aging population will hand the disaster of a “temporary” nuclear waste dump on to their descendants.

No clarity in Australian govt’s $31 million grants for communities to host nuclear waste dump. So called benefits from the waste dump don’t add up according to a new report.

Protesters against national radioactive waste dump march on Joy Baluch AM Bridge.

Is South Australian group Engage 2 Act a nuclear propaganda front?

Wangan and Jagalingou leaders call on Queensland Govt not to extinguish native title. –Black Mist Burnt Country: art under the nuclear cloud of Maralinga.  Coniston Aboriginal massacre descendants reunite  to push for national truth-telling process.

RENEWABLE ENERGY.  Victoria Labor pledges $1.2 billion in rebates, loans for rooftop solar.   CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up. Two major solar farms for Whyalla, South Australia.

 

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August 27, 2018 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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