Posts

Showing posts from November, 2009

INDIA NUKE 55 SICK

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/1130/1224259708650.html . . . . . . AFTER DRINKING WATER IN A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT NEAR BANGALORE INDIA NOV.30,2009 . . . .55 EMPLOYEES AT A NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE IN INDIA INGESTED DRINKING WATER CONTANIMATED WITH TRITIUM (A RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE)THEY WERE ALL SENT TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT AFTER TESTS DETECTED TRACE AMOUNTS OF TRITIUM IN THEIR URINE....TRITIUM IS KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER OR CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS BY ALTERING DNA DURING PREGNANCY.

CLIMATE FUND (UN)

Image
COPENHAGEN TALKS PROPOSE SETTING UP A LARGE RESERVE FUND TO HELP SO CALLED POORER COUNTRIES ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE ...THERE ARE MANY WORTHWHILE LEGITIMITE REASONS FOR THIS TYPE OF FUND...BUT FOR ME I WOULD BE WARY OF SUCH A FUND TO REFURBISH/BUILD NUCLEAR REACTORS AS A POSSIBLE "CURE" FOR CLIMATE CHANGE...WHICH IT DEFINITELY IS NOT...IT WILL MAKE CLIMATE PROBLEMS WORSE..DUE TO INCREASED (CO2)POLLUTION IN THE COMPLETE LIFE CYCLE OF A REACTOR WHICH MUST INCLUDE URANIUM MINING AND DECOMISSION ,RADIATION HAZARDS TO PLANTS,ANIMALS,LEAKAGE OF TOXIC DUST AND WATER,AND OVER USE OF WATER RESOURCES AND VERY,VERY EXPENSIVE TAX FUNDED PASSED TO COSUMERS.....MUCH BETTER COST EFFECTIVE WAY IS TO AGRESSIVELY EDUCATE PUBLIC ABOUT CONSERVATION AND EFFIENCY..IN THE DAYS LEADING TO COPENHAGEN PLEASE TRY AND PREVENT THIS BIG LOOPHOLE TO BE ABUSED BY COUNTRIES WHO WILL USE THIS FUND FOR NUCLEAR EXPANSION.WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE CLIMATE SITUATION WORSE...NOTE: IN THE ABOVE PHOTO OF A …

CHRISTMAS CLIMATE CHANGE

AS WE APPROACH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON..NOTICABLY ABSENT SO FAR IN TORONTO CANADA IS THE SIGHT OF SNOW OR DAMAGING FROST...THIS BY ITSELF DOES NOT MEAN GLOBAL WARMING...BUT COMBINED WITH OTHER SIGNS IN NATURE AND WEATHER PATTERNS LEADS ME TO THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT CLUE ABOUT FUTURE CLIMATE....THE SADDIST DAYS IN MY LIFE OCCURED A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS NO SNOW DURING THE COLDEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR...A FEELING OF HELPNESS OR IMPENDING CATASOPHERE WAS PERVASIVE...THEN LATER IN ANOTHER YEAR THERE WERE OVER 14 DAYS WHEN SMOG (SMOKE/FOG) WAS SO THICK THAT PEOPLE WERE WARNED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOT TO GO OUTSIDE AND BREATHE THE AIR...SOME PEOPLE I HAVE OBSERVED SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN THEIR CONDOS AND IN THEIR CARS THAT THEY LOSE TOUCH WITH NATURE AND TO THEM EVERY THING IS NORMAL..WHICH IT IS NOT.THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE HERE AND I HOPE PEOPLE ENJOY CHRISTMAS WITH A NEW CONSERVER LIFESTYLE AND NOT BE SWAYED BY THE SLICK AND REPETATIVE COMMERCIALS THAT EN…

NUCLEAR PLANT SCRAPPED

Turkey scraps nuclear power plant
(AFP) – 1 day ago

ANKARA — Turkey on Friday scrapped a 2008 tender won by a Russian-led consortium to build the country's first nuclear power plant -- a process that had been under threat of being invalidated by a court decision.

In a brief statement, the state-run electricity wholesaler TETAS said its board of directors decided "unanimously" to cancel the tender, citing an article in the bid specification that gave it the authority to scrap the process without any liability.

A consortium led by Atomstroyexport, Russia's state nuclear giant, had been the only bidder in the tender to build four nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 4,800-megawatts at Akkuyu, in the Mediterranean province of Mersin.

TETAS's decision comes ten days after a top administrative court suspended parts of the regulation governing the tender before moving on to review a demand by a civil society of engineers to cancel the process.

Energy Minister Taner Yild…

8-YR AFGHAN VIGIL

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . .THROUGH RAIN SNOW FREEZIN WEATHER THESE VALIANT PEOPLE MADE THEIR STATEMENT OF PROTEST AGAINST AFGHAN WAR FOR 8 YEARS.

such a good blog

15 November 2009
21 Days to Copenhagen - The Deniers Have Nothing to Gain Worth Gaining

Here in Canada, my once proud and peaceful nation that fell into the hands of war mongers and climate change deniers when we became complacent and dropped our vigilance, a small group of oil industry-funded climate change deniers (who gave themselves an official name that makes them sound scientifically official) are running denier/skeptic/ignorer/delayer radio ads across the country. Gee, right before the Copenhagen climate talks. What could their motive be?

First of all, for shame! Shame on the climate change diddlers who obfuscate the truth and tell outright lies by manipulating and confusing and cherry picking the science. The people in this and similar groups are putting the future of the children of all species at risk (risk being a scientific term: risk equals magnitude times probability).

Here's what they (as a teacher, I refuse to give them any publicity, which would be the same as reward…

W.M.D.=CARS

REGARDLESS IF A CAR IS HYBRID ,ELECTRIC OR WHATEVER ..CARS ARE THE UNDISPUTED (MY OPINION) WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION...ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE PROMOTED AS GREAT 4 THE ENVIRONMENT...NOT TRUE...IMAGINE IF THERE WERE A MILLION ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE ROAD...THEY ALL NEED TO BE CHARGED FROM AN ELECTRICAL SOURCE....WHERE WILL THAT EXTRA POWER COME FROM AND WHAT EFFECT DOES THAT HAVE ON THE ENVIRONMENT ? MOST LIKELY THE DAMAGE 2 THE ECOLOGY WILL BE ALMOST EQUAL 2 THE GASOLINE FUELED CARS SINCE THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE FROM NEW ROADS,BRIDGES ETC HAVE 2 BE MAINTAINED.

SHAME ON THE "GAMES"

Image
ON THE EVE OF THE U.N.COPENHAGEN TREATY TALKS WHILE PLANET EARTH IS ALMOST ON LIFE SUPPORT DUE TO GHG (CO2)POLLUTION (387 PARTS PER MILLION AND COUNTING) CANADA AND THE ORGANIZERS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE PAN AM GAMES ARE LITERALLY INVITING PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD TO FLY TO CANADA,AND IN THE PROCESS HELP DESTROY THE PLANET WITH THE HIGH FYLING ATHLETES AND TOURISTS...COURTESY OF THE GULLIBLE AND SHEEPLIKE BUT GENEROUS CANADIAN TAXPAYERS.....SHAME ON CANADA...SHAME ON THE GAMES...WE HAVE ONLY ONE PLANET . . . .THE INCREASE IN AIR TRAVEL(FOR THE GAMES) WILL HELP PUT PLANET EARTH BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT OF CLIMATE CHAOS.

ALL CARS UGLY ?

Image
The pollution cars create is ugly, the pit mines dug for metal to make cars is ugly, the thousands of deaths from vehicle accidents every year are ugly, and the unlivable suburban sprawl neighborhoods designed with cars and freeways as being the sole mode of transit are ugly.

So tell me again, what car ISN'T ugly? (note: photo is from south korea)

CARS CAUSE CLIMATE CHAOS

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION = CARS . . . WHILE OTHERS WILL TRY TO SOFT PEDDLE THE COLLATERAL DAMAGING EFFECTS OF AUTOMOBILES ON THIS PLANET I AM NOW MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER THAT IT IS THE PRIMARY REASON PLANET EARTH IS ENDURING A CLIMATIC CRISIS...ONE BILLION CARS IN THE WORLD ..EACH CAR HAS AN AVERAGE 20 GALLON GAS TANK...WHICH IS USUALLY FILLED ONCE A WEEK =20,000,000,000 GALS.OF GAS 52 WEEKS A YEAR =1,040,000,000,000 GALLONS OF GAS PER YEAR . . . .GASOLINE ON COMBUSTION PRODUCES CARBON DIOXIDE (GREENHOUSE GAS)...=CLIMATE CHAOS..SIMPLE LOGIC...DEFORESTATION ALSO OCCURS WHEN NEW ROADWAYS ARE BULLDOZED THROUGH FARM FIELDS AND FORESTS...TREES ARE A NATURAL CARBON SINK WHICH ABSORBS CO2 AND GIVES OFF OXYGEN.