Monday 12 September 2011

Daily Mail today:

Man dies in explosion at nuclear waste processing plant in France

  • Four others injured and airlifted to hospitals
  • 'No radioactive leak' says French nuclear safety watchdog
  • Site is near to French Riviera and cities of Montpellier and Marseilles

Nuclear power stations.

Aren't they just steam engines powered by a controlled explosion?

I'm not sure what this plant does, but i wouldn't like to work there or live anywhere near it

Nuclear power stations are an expensive and dangerous way to produce electricity.

Of course, they make it a lot easier for states to have a nuclear bomb.

Is that the ulterior motive for nuclear power?

Monday 5 September 2011

I looked through the Guardian this morning, looking for anything on renewable energy or climate change.
Couldn't see anything.
'The greatest challenge facing humanity this century' (T Blair 2002) seems to have completely dropped out of the news.
The 'challenge' has been dropped.
The challenge of climate change is on such a scale that any solution will need the organised application of the most resources possible. That means we must organise.
People individually are interested and try to do 'a bit', but this is not anywhere near enough.The solution lies in collective action by the vast majority - by those not profiting from the status quo.

However, some of the individual solutions are interesting.
Like this farmer in Wales who is covering his barn with PV panels and building an electric tractor.

Solar panels on the roof

Thursday 3 March 2011

Please add any thoughts you have on the politics, economics or science of climate change and the degradation of the environment.