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Alex Cannara
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The coal industry fooled Australian leaders into mining coal & burning & selling it; and mining Uranium, selling it, and not using it.

They've been almost as silly as we in ignoring science & the environment for years:   http://tinyurl.com/6xgpkfa

Now, Australia is losing its Barrier reef, getting hotter and finally waking up, perhaps.

https://northwestcleanenergy.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/the-forces-of-light-why-supporting-nuclear-energy-is-good-for-the-soul/
http://www.buzzfeed.com/edwkee/16-things-i-like-about-nuclear-power-1ldad

Even the Dalai Lama knows why nuclear power has been and is an absolute necessity...


http://tinyurl.com/kn22qcn
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2486894/Scientists-urge-climate-groups-nuclear-power-warn-wind-solar-fulfil-worlds-energy-needs.html
http://decarbonisesa.com/2014/06/30/another-climate-scientist-joins-calls-for-nuclear/
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/scientists-tell-greenies-embrace-nuclear-save-plan/2502717/
http://www.coastreporter.net/climate-scientist-says-rational-threat-assessment-needed-for-nuclear-power-1.1776075
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXTPKGuQhzQ&feature=youtu.be
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/james_hansen_to_mitigate_climate_change_nuclear_energy_should_be_included-154923
http://thoriumforum.com/open-letter-those-influencing-environmental-policy-opposed-nuclear-power
http://tinyurl.com/m5qp8vf
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/more-views-on-nuclear-power-waste-safety-and-cost/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1
www.slideshare.net/Revkin/dot-nuclear-1-2214-lettersigned-by-4-nuclear-scientists-and-engineers
https://www.facebook.com/download/823098194404759/An-Open-Letter-to-Environmentalists.pdf
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/news/10.1063/PT.4.2433
http://world-nuclear.org/info/Current-and-Future-Generation/The-Nuclear-Debate/

Dalai Lama...
 http://tinyurl.com/82o6etd

Ben Heard (former Aussie anti-nuke)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzbI0UPwQHg
..even some Aussies get it.

Perhaps next will be Pope Francis?  He's wise too.
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Australia has the opportunity to consider nuclear power as a second, low-carbon option alongside renewables to enable more rapid decarbonisation of the economy. Will it take it?
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I am sorry to add Alex..  The current government are climate denialists and the previous is populated by the religious antinuclear set ..

the only reason why we have a Nuclear science facility is to hang onto our seat in the IAEA.

Its changing ever so slowly tho.. we have some environmentalists who are pro nuclear and are willing to comment where we can.
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Amazing.  We're supposed to think that nuclear reactors caused this guy's cows to starve?  The cause of the Fukushima disaster was known long before it happened -- the Japanese business/govt. tradition of collusion...   http://tinyurl.com/o852xg5

Followed by unnecessary evacuations that killed a few hundred folks.

Imagine, a govt & regulator allowing a company (TEPCO) to remove 25 meters of natural elevation from a seasides sight known for large tsunami.

Funny how this video keeps viewers ignorant by suggesting 0.008mSv is dangerous, when the normal background radiation from Japan's volcanic rock/soil is higher and people survive quite nicely in far higher radiation around the world, even as aircraft crews.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/blag/radiation.png
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRL7o2kPqw0&channel=1veritasium

But, this video seems to be used for other purposes, such as scasre mongering.

If one wants accurate Fukushima info...
http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html
http://www.fukushimaminponews.com/news.html?id=462
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I interpreted it as even though fukushima was hit worse than chernobyl. There's still
A decent life to be had.

30-40 years surviving on "contaminated" food and water. Many North Americans will die at 30-40 years on their own diets. 
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And, we need even more nuclear simply to address ocean acidification, which is on track to extinguish ocean food chains before 2050.  This is the most immediate, most dangerous threat to the planet.  Extinctions aren't reversible.  Climate & sea rise might be.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQxF_3BSxQ 
http://tinyurl.com/nqfem24
http://tinyurl.com/n2qnos6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHxJxkVIEck

Visit AGU in SF next week, if around...  Booth 2617
http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/media-center/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/270115937/1442989529?token=2364eb63
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Excellent, 2009 talk. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evfgbVjb688

Here's what some of us have been advocating more recently...
 http://tinyurl.com/n2qnos6  (acidification, Halper)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQxF_3BSxQ 
http://tinyurl.com/nqfem24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHxJxkVIEck
http://youtu.be/7Ew-iQTTNSE

And, come to the AGU conference in a week:  AGU  Booth 2617
http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/media-center/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/270115937/1442989529?token=2364eb63

Only nuclear power, especially adavanced nuclear, can help us thwart acidification as well as other effects of CO2 emissions.
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Only one thing missing on our need for more nuclear power -- processing of materials needed to combat ocean acidification, which threatens ocean species, food chains & the natural carbon cycle.
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I enjoyed the Palo Alto Colloquia. You should post the slides up here on Google+, so people can discuss it.
Then again, it could bring out the butters.
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Coal creates more than CO2.  Study what's in the ash, and what's legally released up the stack.

Wind is not a "low carbon" energy source -- it's dependent on climate change and is ravenous for resources -- coal, for example (look up how steel is made).  One large windmill has enough steel to build the largest nuclear reactor vessel ever made, which can generate >100x as much power, 24/7.  In contrast, windmills need rapidly-responding backup, typically gas turbines -- an emissions oops.
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I really enjoyed this video Alex, it is nice to see you again on Googe+. It is also nice to meet finally see your face.
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Really?  Has Murdoch's purchase of Nat Geo finally dumbed it down so much as to not know about "spent fuel" -- "have to be kept in water for years before they cool off".

Guess science isn't on Nat Geo's authors' resumes anymore.  Spent fuel is hot for the same reason the Earth has  an atmosphere -- decay heat in the planet's core.

But, spent fuel loses 99% of its heat in 1 day after shutdown and can be stored in open air after 90 days.  Danger, science approaching!...
www.energyfromthorium.com/javaws/SpentFuelExplorer.jnlp

"Plutonium will be radioactive for 240,000 years"  -- yes, that means it's not very radioactive, which is why it can be held in one's hand.

So let's see, who benefits form this disgraceful piece?  Oh yeah, the same folks who benefitted from closing Shoreham -- the coal & oil industries -- everyone's friends!  Murdoch's & Koch's for sure.  Yours?
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"A decade from now" for SMRs.  Thus, Moniz explains why we're giving away the world nuclear power market to China & Russia.  Had dinner with 13 folks from China Nuclear Power Construction last Fall.  They said clearly:  "We intend to dominate world nuclear-power markets."

Looks like our administration is aiding that intent.

"We have, of course, researched Thorium reactors." -- really?  Doesn't understand the U233/232 IAEA "self-protection" spec. where 2.4% U232 renders U233 self protective and non-proliferable.

Moniz seems to confirm he's a gas guy!
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Excellent.  This talk should be repeated and extended in June in Palo Alto...
www.thoriumenergyalliance.com
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Ah! I see. Yes well, all things are possible when someone else pays!!!
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Apparently, the anti-nuke 'industry' has been shaken by the facts of nuclear power's unmatched safety, and pieces like Pandora's Promise.

Seems that perhaps IEER's ArjunM, for example, is worrying that his IRS Form 990 'salary' of over $277,000, taken from contributions, might reveal more "inconvenient truths" about the other folks in the anti-nuke 'industry' as well.  Will Calidicott's book & speaking income be revealed next?  Will PSR's & NIRS' funding dispersals be discovered?

Will Gundersen's fibs about Bremsstrahlung in TEPCO's water storage tanks be next for exposure?  And was it Grossman or Wasserman who ignorantly predicted stored fuel-rod removals could cause explosions?

Stay tuned, all those who unethically mislead our public in a time of great need for clean power.
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Some refs...
AAAS Science, Vol 340, p678, 10 May 2013
www,thoriumremix.com  (2nd video graphic)
http://tinyurl.com/42wvr9l (1998)
www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/pressrels/2013/unisinf475.html  (2013 Fukushima)
http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/04/Nuclear-Power-Prevents-Deaths-Causes.html
www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2012/06/10/energys-deathprint-a-price-always-paid/
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-human-cost-of-energy
www.wano.info//article.cfm?id=the-human-cost-of-energy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=10.1289/ehp.1104294
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/prolonged-radiation-exposure-0515.html
www.latimes.com/science/la-me-west-coast-radiation-20140113,0,4048380.story#axzz2qLaxvaeX

Useful expose of the Fukushima radiation scare brigade...
http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-facts-about-ocean-radiation-and-the-fukushima-disaster/
http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/all-the-best-scientifically-verified-information-on-fukushima-impacts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
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