Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s Worley secures key role in 25GW wind and solar project in Oman — RenewEconomy

Worley has secured a key role in Omani project that proposes to build 25GW of wind and solar capacity for green hydrogen and ammonia. The post Australia’s Worley secures key role in 25GW wind and solar project in Oman appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Australia’s Worley secures key role in 25GW wind and solar project in Oman — RenewEconomy

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Most Dangerous Point in Human History’ Looming, Warns Noam Chomsky

“We are now facing the prospect of destruction of organized human life on Earth.” Common Dreams. JULIA CONLEY, 6 Apr 22,

April 6, 2022  Far-right and authoritarian leaders in the U.S. and Russia are pushing the planet toward “the most dangerous point in human history,” renowned scholar Noam Chomsky said in an interview published by The New Statesman Wednesday, pointing to Russia’s war in Ukraine and the planetary emergency.

Chomsky condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “criminal aggression” in Ukraine, where his forces have killed an estimated 1,430 civilians since their February 24 invasion according to the United Nations, and warned that the U.S. must help to negotiate peace to avoid nuclear war with Russia.

After calling in 2021 for “enhanced military cooperation with Ukraine”—suggesting that NATO expansion to the former Soviet state was possible—the U.S. should help protect Ukrainians from further suffering, Chomsky told senior editor George Eaton.

“We may move on to terminal nuclear war if we do not pursue the opportunities that exist for a negotiated settlement,” said the University of Arizona professor. …………………………………………………….. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/04/06/most-dangerous-point-human-history-looming-warns-noam-chomsky-0

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Over 70 Russian soldiers suffering from radiation exposure at Chernobyl nucler site

Over 70 Russian soldiers exposed to radiation at Chernobyl: Ukraine,  KYODO NEWS  6 Apr 22, – About 75 Russian soldiers are receiving medical treatment in Belarus after being exposed to radiation during their temporary control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, according to Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galushchenko.

Galushchenko said in an online interview Tuesday that the troops apparently suffered from radiation after digging around the grounds of the plant, the site of a 1986 disaster, to defend themselves from the Ukrainian military.The troops were affected “very heavily and are in a very difficult situation and now (being treated) in clinics” in Belarus, Galushchenko said, citing information made available.

“I can’t imagine you could order someone to dig into” areas contaminated with “the high level of radiation with signs saying ‘Don’t come in. Don’t stay near,'” he said, speaking in English.”They’re soldiers, and they just follow the orders.”Galushchenko said Ukraine has regained complete control of the nuclear power plant……………..  https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/33e77e951e22-over-70-russian-soldiers-exposed-to-radiation-at-chernobyl-ukraine.htm

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New research links Antarctic ice loss to greenhouse gas emissions

 A new study has provided the first concrete evidence linking ice loss from
the West Antarctic ice sheet with the emission of greenhouse gases, raising
serious concerns over sea level rises.

The West Antarctic ice sheet in the
Amundsen Sea is already one of the biggest and fastest contributors to the
world’s rising sea levels, and if it completely melted, would further
raise sea levels by up to 3 metres.
 Independent 6th April 2022https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/antarctic-ice-sheet-sea-levels-b2051548.html

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New research shows planting trees and shrubs brings woodland birds back to farms, from superb fairy wrens to spotted pardalotes

New research shows planting trees and shrubs brings woodland birds back to farms, from superb fairy wrens to spotted pardalotes

Andrew Bennett et al

Rural landscapes are changing in southern Australia. Thanks to landholders, community volunteers and Landcare groups, farms are increasingly home to corridors of trees and shrubs along creeks, and paddocks bordered by trees.

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels

Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels

John Quiggin

If the world acts now, we can avoid the worst outcomes of climate change without any significant effect on standards of living. That’s a key message from the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

High school student stands against Environment Minister in federal seat

High school student stands against Environment Minister in federal seat

A high school student from Albury will be one of Australia’s youngest political candidates after announcing he will challenge Environment Minister Sussan Ley for the Farrer seat as a Greens candidate.–

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Opinion: Europe sleepwalking into another World War — Anti-bellum

The article has been posted on sites in Bulgaria and New Zealand. The entire piece can be read at the link below. Europe Is Sleepwalking Into Another World WarBy Boaventura de Sousa Santos/Globetrotter More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments […]

Opinion: Europe sleepwalking into another World War — Anti-bellum

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

April 6 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion:  ¶ “Who Cares About EV Fuel Efficiency? Drivers Don’t, But Investors Should” • Despite the daily disinformation from the oil industry and its enablers, driving electric is clearly cleaner than driving fossil, and if you do most of your charging at home, it’s substantially cheaper. But this doesn’t mean that the efficiency of an […]

April 6 Energy News — geoharvey

April 7, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment