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Australian news, and some related international items

The week that was in climate and nuclear news Australia

Anti-science got a boost this week, as the “leader of the free world” Donald Trump, visiting the catastrophic California wildfire sites, reaffirmed his rejection of climate science.    The Trump administration went on to deny its own government’s dire new report on climate change. It is disturbing and sad, to see so many people accepting the doctrine, which was named by Carl Sagan decades ago, – climate denial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjuk2RcZ8uA. Even as the evidence mounts – of rising global average temperatures, arctic melting, sea level rise, and increasing extreme weather events,- politicians and much of the media promote the fossil fuel line of denial.

AUSTRALIA

Assange Lawyers Barred From Visiting Client Ahead Of US Court Hearing -(why does Australia not care?)

NUCLEAR. Australian Senate vote – a resounding NO to a nuclear power development Bill.

Moving Intermediate Level Waste from Lucas Heights to another Intermediate site – dubious and possibly illegal. Labor’s Kim Carr says nuclear waste should go to South Australia, because it’s “too dangerous for Lucas Heights”.

Government organising CLOSED GATHERINGS of nuclear waste dump supporters in South Australia. How to squash democracy – Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility shows the way, in Quorn, South Australia.  28 November: Anti-Nuclear Coalition (ANC) delegation to meet with Department of Industry Innovation and Science.

Earthquake close to Federal govt’s planned nuclear waste dump site – Kimba South Australia.

Victoria votes for solar, batteries and climate action, as Labor wins in a landslide.

CLIMATE. The UNSW climate dividend proposal to be launched by the Member for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps. Politicians move seamlessly from government to fossil fuel industries.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison furiously against the Big School Walkout for Climate Action.   Friday November 30 – Australian students Strike For Climate Action.

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Australia’s transition to clean energy gets a boost with Victorian Labor’s whopping victory. Victorian elections – Greens helped Labor to a big victory.

Renewable energy boom – up to 60,000 new Australian jobs by 2030 . Queensland’s “solar capital” approves 15th large-scale PV project.  Australia’s biggest solar farm at Coleambally sets new production records .  South Australia launches $50m grid-scale storage fund.  Lack of network planning threatens Australia’s renewable electricity future, expert warns.

INTERNATIONAL

The world heads for Armageddon, as nuclear weapons control is wound back.

IAEA Director General Amano says Iran is abiding by nuclear deal, says North Korea should re-admit inspectors.

Study shows that women care more than men do, about climate change.(surprise, surprise)    Sir David Attenborough to speak for the people at UN climate summit.

Julian Assange at risk, as changes occur in Ecuadorian Embassy.

 Climate change, rising sea levels, salty drinking water and increased miscarriages.

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November 27, 2018 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

How to squash democracy – Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility shows the way, in Quorn, South Australia

Anti-Nuclear Coalition of South Australia, 27 Nov 18 Today at Quorn, the NRWMF Taskforce has vetoed Flinders Ranges’ residents their democratic right to participate in community consultation re the proposed radioactive suppository.

Tomorrow at 1pm the bureaucrats supporting that gag order will be facing members of the ANC at 26 Franklin Street.

To voice your displeasure at DIIS denying local participation; join us at 12:45 outside their Adelaide Bunker.

In any case, this is a National issue & the scapegoats of regional S.Aust need all of us to stand firm against such Federal victimisation.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zIzX4KpM-io84DHJFg3i30mEFGDiN5k4

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November 27, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, politics | Leave a comment