Australian news, and some related international items

The week that has been in climate and nuclear news – Australia

It must be harder for residents of the Northern hemisphere to get their heads around the idea of global warming causing extreme cold weather, but – climate scientists tell us that this is the case. Easier for residents of the Southern Hemisphere , especially Australia and New Zealand to accept the idea of global warming .

A great pity that government secrecy and the language barrier combine to prevent us learning anything about nuclear matters in China and Russia. Are they finding nuclear power cheap?  Do they have no problems with nuclear waste?  I doubt that.

Meanwhile the British government flounders about, pretending that its nuclear industry has a future, when informed opinion, and the stopping of new programmes indicate that it does not. In the USA, there’s a concerted push by nuclear companies, and some politicians, for “new nukes”, specifically for tax-payer funded Small Modular Nuclear Reactors – the push is led by Bill Gates.

A bit of good news – Radioactive Cesium-137 diminishing in 2 Fukushima rivers, after close to 8 years.



Olympian Zali Steggall’s main policy will be climate action, as she contests Tony Abbott’s Warringah election seat.

Adelaide – hottest capital city on record. Second wave of fish deaths in NSW labelled an ‘environmental catastrophe’ (result of diminished flow in Australia’s one great river system)  Environmental bushfire catastrophe” unfolds in Tasmania  Western Australia bushfire a threat to homes and life.

Traditional Owners in Federal Court continue to resist Adani’s  coal expansion ‘invasion’ Reliability of newer coal power questioned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s allegiance is to the coal industry.


Pauline Hanson’s ONE NATION speaks out for the nuclear industry.  Tania Constable – a new spruiker for Australia’s coal-nuclear lobby.  Warren Mundine picked by Scott Morrison to stand in marginal seat of Gilmore. Warren Mundine, new Liberal candidate, makes it clear that he is pro coal and nuclear, and anti environment. Warren Mundine’s allegiance to the nuclear industry, rather than to the Aboriginal people.

Australian mining companies dominate in human rights abuses in African countries.

Nuclear energy doesn’t make sense in Australia – Climate Council.   Australia Day – 61st anniversary of the start of Australia’s nuclear reactor, and its toxic radioactive trash.

Courageous indigenous appeal to Scotland to stop sending nuclear waste – stop indigenous cultural genocide.

RENEWABLE ENERGYGrid held together by solar, load management, as coal fails in heat.    Labor supporting community renewables in the South Coast. Queensland government-owned company to install Tesla big battery in Townsville .   Construction begins on 255MW Sunraysia solar farm in NSW.  How our electricity system of the future could be powered by sun, wind and waves.

January 31, 2019 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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