Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Hiroshima Fallout — Beyond Nuclear International

Hersey’s seminal essay exposed an immoral coverup

Hiroshima Fallout — Beyond Nuclear International

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ESB puts “coal exit strategy” at centre of energy market shakeup — RenewEconomy

ESB releases discussion paper on energy market reforms, designed to smooth the exit of coal generators, and the transition to wind, solar and storage. The post ESB puts “coal exit strategy” at centre of energy market shakeup appeared first on RenewEconomy.

ESB puts “coal exit strategy” at centre of energy market shakeup — RenewEconomy

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September 6 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Q&A: Why Women Leading The Climate Movement Are Underappreciated And Sometimes Invisible” • The American scientist Eunice Newton Foote theorized in 1856 that CO₂ in the atmosphere could produce global warming. That was three years before Irish physicist John Tyndall did research often cited as the beginning of climate science. [InsideClimate News] ¶ […]

September 6 Energy News — geoharvey

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Approved inverters and agents named for strict new rooftop solar controls — RenewEconomy

South Australia names first batch of inverters and “agents” that will ensure new rooftop solar systems can ride through faults and can be remotely switched off. The post Approved inverters and agents named for strict new rooftop solar controls appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Approved inverters and agents named for strict new rooftop solar controls — RenewEconomy

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The Arctic – where global heating meets nuclear pollution – polar theme for September 20

Global heating is bringing massive changes to the Arctic, and at an accelerating pace. It is the warning system to the world, as sea ice melts, Greenland’s glaciers melt, swathes of frozen ground thaw, permafrost melts. The Arctic ocean will probably be ice-free in summer by 2040.

Crazily, Russians and Americans rejoice, seeing all this as the opportunity to exploit the region for oil and gas, the very things that are causing this unfolding climate nightmare. Apparently these governments are not concerned about the Arctic processes that bring changed global weather, with changed ocean currents, sudden extreme cold snaps. Global heating speeds up with feedback loops: as ice is lost , dark water absorbs more heat from the sun, melting permafrost releases methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Arctic regions now experience repeated uncontrollable forest fires, bringing environmental and economic destruction.

Nuclear pollution.  The Arctic is where the the two disastrous threats meet – climate change and nuclear radiation. This danger is happening with fires threatening Northern Russian radioactive sites, and with radiation released as buried nuclear items appear from under the ice.   Russia’s dumping of nuclear submarines and other radioactive trash is now recognised as a danger to Arctic ecosystems.

There are 39 nuclear-powered vessels or installations in the Russian Arctic today with a total of 62 reactors. This includes 31 submarines, one surface warship, five icebreakers, two onshore and one floating nuclear power plant.  These numbers are set to increase; . “By 2035, the Russian Arctic will be the most nuclearized waters on the planet.”

There were 2 fatal arctic accidents in 2019 – 14 sailors killed due to a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine, and an underwater nuclear-powered cruise missile exploded.  Several serious submarine nuclear reactor accidents have occurred in Arctic waters, and a U.S. bomber with plutonium warheads  crashed at Thule airbase on Greenland. In the Kara Sea, thousands of containers wit radioactive waste were dumped, together with 16 reactors.

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