This week’s (mercifully shorter) nuclear news
A bit of good news – A low birthrate is good news for the planet. What went right this week? The good news you should know about.Climate. Cop28 host UAE’s approach is ‘dangerous’, says UN’s ex-climate chief.
Christina notes: Pathetic war-mongering response by G7 stuffed shirts at the historic Hiroshima nuclear-bombing site.
Nuclear. Linda Gunter writes “Lying is the new black” – about the promotion of nuclear energy. But it’s timely too, about the latest developments in Ukraine. Have the Russians had a win? We are told – not really! The G7 leaders went to Hiroshima – all for world peace of course, paid lip service to America’s horror nuclear bombing in 1945, and went on to militaristic planning against Russia and China – nothing about nuclear disarmament. No suggestion of negotiation.
Hiroshima survivors warn G7 leaders about using nuclear bombs.
Global heating is predicted to trigger more nuclear outages in France every year..
Should South Carolina have canceled Plant Summer? Yes, and Georgia should have canceled, too
CIVIL LIBERTIES Stella Assange: ‘This is the closest we’ve ever been to securing Julian’s release’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6N33Ca8UrA
CLIMATE. Siting new nuclear power stations — an unsustainable geography.
ENERGY. Finance for renewable energy. Germany’s green revolution puts nuclear power in the past. The nine hours in which Spain made the 100% renewable dream a reality. New report finds millions of Britons planning to get rid of their cars .
ENVIRONMENT. Nuclear Free Local Authorities condemn UK Environment Agency’s failure to protect the marine environment in Hinkley Point C’s nuclear project .
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY. Nuclear Fusion breakthrough hits hurdles as five experiments fail.
OPPOSITION to NUCLEAR. How a small activist sailing ship successfully challenged the nuclear arms race.
POLITICS. Sceptical opinions about Vladimir Zelensky. Australia: Labor, Greens & Defence Experts call for AUKUS Parliamentary Inquiry Richard Marles and the ‘seamless’ transfer of Australian sovereignty. Pentagon seeks authority to transfer nuclear submarines (and costs) to Australia. Why nuclear power won’t work in Australia — yet another explainer. France to speed up nuclear power deployment. Poland’s Greens oppose construction of small nuclear reactor in Kraków. Energy minister Andrew Bowie in visit to Suffolk projects. Robert F Kennedy’s Peace Platform.
POLITICS INTERNATIONAL and DIPLOMACY.
PROTESTS. Anti-nuclear activists protest Japanese government plans to release radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
SECRETS and LIES. Lying is the new black. AUKUS may turn out to be the largest financial swindle perpetrated by the United States and the United Kingdom against Australia and other Asia Pacific nations.
WASTES. Fukushima fishermen speak out against nuclear-contaminated wastewater dumping plan.
WAR and CONFLICT. US hopes to snatch victory from jaws of defeat in Ukraine. Ukrainians forced by Russia to retreat from Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) , their supposed ‘fortress’ in Donbass. Russian forces dig in at Ukrainian nuclear plant, witnesses say. Ukrainian diplomat fears ‘terrible summer’ ahead.
WEAPONS and WEAPONS SALES. UK and Netherlands agree ‘international coalition’ to help Ukraine procure F-16 jets. Western Weapons to Ukraine: Black Market for Terrorists “On Command”. $3 BILLION Pentagon ‘accounting error’ means more weapons for Ukraine.