Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The week in nuclear news

A bit of good news – We can restore the climate  – getting past climate despair. Tasmania has become one of the first parts of the world to become not just carbon neutral but carbon negative .

CoronavirusGlobal, new cases and deaths are declining, but still increasing in some countries.

AUSTRALIA.

Change of government would present ‘great opportunity’ in fight to free Julian Assange.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8zYQp3rrG8

After 43-nation war council, Australia to send howitzers, ammunition to UkraineAnzac Day and the conflict-loving neocons. Hysteria over the Solomon Islands-China security pact.      

Nuclear submarines in an Adelaide shipyard – sitting ducks for a disastrous terrorist attack: conventional submarines – cheaper, safer. Unions NSW opposes nuclear powered submarines and the AUKUS treaty. Various groups oppose plan for nuclear submarine base – ”a military target” at Port Kembla, New South Wales.

Teals and Greens are the only political groups focused on the main issue .    Ratings agency says Morrison climate policies “obscure, unclear and confusing”.

Greens propose levy on coal exports to drive coal phase-out within a decade .

New Murray-Darling Basin Authority boss fails to mention environment in all-staff memo

Low emissions, lower prices: South Australia’s remarkable shift to wind and solar .

Renewables to be “the new baseload” by 2030, says McKinsey 2022 Global Energy Perspective/

INTERNATIONAL

Russia and the West are closer to nuclear war than they were during the Cuban Missile Crisis, warns Nikita Khrushchev’s daughter – 60 years after her father backed down from Armageddon.

NATO allies marching in lockstep: U.S., Canadian defense chiefs meet twice in a week.

NATO’s national armaments directors discuss Ukraine bonanza

The 1983 Military Drill That Nearly Sparked Nuclear War With the Soviets. U.S. sees no threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite rhetoric- official. Huge solar storm once almost triggered nuclear war between USA and Russia.

Climate change ‘already’ raising risk of virus spread between mammals.

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of another pandemic, researchers warn.

Plastic pollution accelerating the consequences of climate change in Canada’s Arctic, according to new research

Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars. Photovoltaics vs. nuclear power on Mars.

Renewables to be “the new baseload” by 2030, says McKinsey 2022 Global Energy Perspective.

Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption

UKRAINE. International Atomic Energy Agency very concerned at dangers at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex. Despite deteriorating situation, Ukrainian parliament still insisting on NATO accession. IAEA probing Ukraine report that a missile flew over a nuclear power plant. The USA has not been able to confirm the allegations that Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine.

May 2, 2022 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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