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CROUCHING TIGER
#21 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:29:59 PM(UTC)
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Radiation Roll-Over: Giant sarcophagus built at Chernobyl nuclear plant

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#22 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:29:34 PM(UTC)
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Japan reveals four-meter robot Kuratas - A kind of Robot for military purpose.


Kuratas is equipped with a cockpit for the driver who controls the robot via a touch-screen and two joysticks, answering for each arm of the machine.


The robot can also read the pilot’s mimics.


It is outfitted with two rocket launchers and two rotary machine guns.


Kuratas can be purchased for $1.25 million.


Media reports say the company has already received as many as 3,000 orders.


This robot should be rather useful in peace purposes than military one. 


I hope this robot will help the Japanese to dispose of radiation waste in Japan. 


But MOS transistors which control the electronics of this technology are destroyed by nuclear radiation easily, so this robot can be destroyed easily by nuclear radiation during few days if it used at Fukushima because of the high level of radiation. 


FLOOD + NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS = END OF LIFE ON THE EARTH


A ROBOT WON'T SAVE US. 









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#23 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:47:54 PM(UTC)
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Felix´ video message for Berlin Sustainable Childhood Event on 15th November 2012


Children tell us the truth


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GLOBAL WARMING (GREAT FLOODS)+ NUCLEAR PLANTS = END OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET.




 



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#24 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:09:28 PM(UTC)
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Eco consciousness in Russia


саженец маленькое дерево посадка земля окружающая среда экология ростки росток


This week's programme is dedicated to 'Green Consciousness' in Russia. How many people are aware of green issues and sustainability in Russia? Is this important today, and what is it like to be a young person who is interested in promoting green ideas in Russia today?


Tatyana Kargina, co-founder Green Russian Movement EKA, and Natalia Belokopytova, coordinator Power Shift Russia Youth Climate Movement Coordinator share their opinions, as does Oliver Hayes, a campaigner from the London branch of Greenpeace.


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http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/47136388/95648661.html


 


Dartagnan;320637 wrote:


Felix´ video message for Berlin Sustainable Childhood Event on 15th November 2012


Children tell us the truth


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb7BxFPGdxc&feature=g-all


GLOBAL WARMING (GREAT FLOODS)+ NUCLEAR PLANTS = END OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET.


 


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#25 Posted : Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:03:40 AM(UTC)
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Does a "great flood" or a strong hurricane destroy all our nuclear power plants? 


Global warming: hype or fact


термометр глобальное потепление погода климат



Bjørn Lomborg, a guru of climate change research, shares his take on global warming and what stands behind it




Please, tell me, do you think that there really is a connection between the growing number of natural disasters and the global warming process as such?


Well, first of all global warming is real, it is men-made and it is an important problem. But the way it is often being portrayed as the cause of the vast majority of extreme weather incidents is simply unfounded. If we look at a lot of the catastrophes that we’ve seen over the last years and that have been very well published, they are by far mostly driven by social factors. If you look for instance at hurricanes – the reason why we have ever more damage from hurricanes is because many more people live on coastlines and typically with more and more wealth. If you actually correct that, and we have the best data for the US, you’ll see no change in incidents whatsoever. And there is purely radical reason to believe that by the end of the century we will probably see slightly stronger hurricanes, probably also slightly fewer, but this is really not what we are seeing right now. What we are seeing right is that we have increasing social vulnerability because of more people and more stuff.


Sir, when I was looking at various figures, I’ve noticed that some scientists are saying that for the past 14 or 15 years the temperatures have not gone up, while others are saying that this is perhaps just a brief period.


Well, both of these effective people are right. The temperatures haven’t risen for the last 16 years. But if you look at the overall picture it is likely that we will continue to see temperatures increase because of global warming. But of course the important part of this is not as it is often portrayed in the sort of skeptic argument – oh, maybe there is nothing about global warming. But it does tell us is that it is unlikely that the worst outcomes of global warming that have been forecasted are going to happen because clearly there are natural variations that are counteracting global warming and probably indicating that global warming overall is less strong, not more strong.


Sir, I’ve got another question. If we look at the whole history of climate conference, climate change discussions and whatever – it looks like the general public is a little bit distrustful of all those things which are being published about global warming, about cutting down CO2 emissions. My hunch is that as soon as money steps in people tend to become suspicious, or perhaps there could be some other reason. Why wouldn’t people buy what we are saying? Why wouldn’t they see it as a real threat?


I think there are a number of different answers to that question. One is that it is very clear that a lot of people become suspicious about the global warming hype because we always, when there is a UN meeting, hear about how things are terrible and how we really need to amend our ways. That perhaps is not entirely how fine it works, that is more how press releases and media campaigns work. And we also have debates which indicate that people are getting more skeptical about this argument. But I think it is important to say that just because there is bad media hype around global warming doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fix it, it doesn’t mean it is not a problem. It is a problem, we should fix it, but we should probably start looking for different answers.


As you rightly mentioned – we’ve been meeting for twenty years now trying to cut carbon emissions and the net effect has been almost zero. If you look at the entire twenty years the emissions have risen about 50%. And we have a good reason to believe that if we had no amount of agreement, nothing whatsoever, the emission would probably have risen about half a percentage point more. So, fundamentally, what we’ve managed over twenty years of talks and huge amounts of time and lots of people involved is that instead of rising 50,5% it only risen 50%. But obviously, that indicates that we are not getting at the root problem. That’s why I think we need to have a different kind of conversation and start talking about what would actually work.


I think that in one of your recent articles you’ve described a very interesting experience of the US, which by the way has been much criticized for not signing up to the Kyoto Protocol and for being in fact the largest polluter.


It is an interesting story which is about the fracking of natural gas. The US is emitting a lot more CO2 per person in the world and hence it’s been criticized a lot because it used to be the biggest emitter. But what the story of the US also shows is that how technology can make a huge difference. The US has basically managed to frack natural gas, which means you can get a lot more natural gas, and it meant that the price of natural gas on the US market has dropped precipitously, probably somewhat between 60-90% over the last five years. So, it became much cheaper. That means that a lot of producers of electricity have switched from coal to gas because gas is now cheaper. That matters because gas emits about 45% less CO2 per energy unit produced than coal does.


So, the US has actually dramatically dropped its carbon emissions over the last couple of years. We are estimating that they have probably dropped the annual emission because of the shale gas about 400-500 megatons. To put that in context, the entire effect of cutting carbon emissions in the Kyoto Protocol and everything the EU has done is about 250 megatons. So, the US has managed to cut twice as much from what rest of the world plus twenty years with all the conventions and the Kyoto Protocol has managed to do.


And instead of paying for it, the EU is paying between 20 to 30 billion euros a year, the Americans are making money out of it. They are actually saving about a hundred billion dollars a year. This is the way forward – to get carbon cuts while you actually make your nation richer with obviously a much more easier way to sell carbon cuts, than trying to sell almost meaningless carbon cuts at very high cost.


And finally, Mr. Lomborg, I though you also used to come up with your own solutions to the problem. Could you brief our listeners a little bit on that?


Well, if we are talking about climate catastrophes, if we care about the people, and especially developing country persons, who are going to be hit with hurricanes, with large downpours and all the other problems that come from a variable weather – we should not predominantly focus on the climate solution. Because even if we did the climate solution – it would only help them very little a hundred years from now. We should actually focus on cheap and effective adaptation right now.


If you look at hurricane Sandy, which obviously got a lot of attention because it hit right before the US presidential elections, if you focus on what you should have done to avoid the hurricane Sandy and what should you do to avoid future hurricanes Sandy, it is very clear – it is not about cutting carbon emissions which would do virtually nothing, it is about making simple adaptations, it is about making coverings for subway stations so that your subways don’t get flooded. It is about making sure that people don’t have easy access to subsidize the insurance and so they build irresponsibly on the first bare island. It is about very simple, very cheap proposals that will actually have a huge impact.


So, again, we are back to the situation, when we talked about global warming, - do we want to do stuff that just makes us feel good – that is make proposals to cut carbon emissions that virtually makes no difference in a hundred years – or, do we want to do stuff that actually does good. Let’s focus on the policies that actually help poor people around the world with adaptation and then make sure we use technology, like fracking, to cut carbon emissions.



 


Dartagnan: Of course it is impossible to stop the global warming and hurricanes which become stronger each years but if we don't reduce the number of nuclear power plants today, one day they will destroy us&the planet during a super strong hurricane. 


Germany is the first country which has a plan to reduce the number of nuclear power plants.


 





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#26 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:29:52 AM(UTC)
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Dartagnan: I think some people are still dreaming.


Japan has at least 50 nuclear power plants, if an earthquake causes an important flood. Higher nuclear Safety can't protect Nuclear Power plants under water.  


SOLUTION: STOP USING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS FOLLOWS THE GERMANS WHO HAS A NEW PLAN FOR THAT. 


Higher nuclear safety will help avoid Fukushima-like disasters – Amano


МАГАТЭ Юкия Амано


Boosting safety and security of nuclear power plants will help avoid disasters like the one involving the Fukushima nuclear plant, said Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, in a statement.


http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_12_15/Higher-nuclear-safety-will-help-avoid-Fukushima-like-disasters-Amano/

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#27 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2013 4:09:18 PM(UTC)
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Weather changes becoming the norm?


Olga Denisova


сша снегопад сша снег сша погода сша зима сша висконсин



Many European countries are again hit by snowfalls, while a spring season has just begun in the USA. Experts are calm on that score, saying that such phenomena are none other than natural anomalies.




This time snowfalls have emerged in the Alpine ski resorts, where they are needed most of all – in Austria and Switzerland. Snowfalls have also hit the south of Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Croatia. The Baltic countries have suffered from snowfalls as well. However, there is no point in alarming signals at the moment, Assistant Professor Pavel Toropov from the Department of Climatology and Meteorology at the Faculty of Geography of the Lomonosov Moscow State University says.


"Both meteorological observations and media reports say snowfalls were frequent earlier as well. A considerable part of Europe is located in a moderate climate zone – therefore, snowfalls often occur in the European countries. Of course, winters in Europe are milder than in European Russia."


While tourists are “conquering” snowy tracks in the mountains and car drivers are doing that on the highways, a spring season has begun in the USA. This is the earliest spring on the EastCoast of the USA in the past 150 years. American scientists say that this is caused by the global climate change. This may be a one-time action though. Climatologists are not in a hurry to characterize this as an “anomaly.


"On the results of meteorological observations that were made earlier it is possible to say what deviations should be regarded as strong anomalies. Each region has its own indices. In the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well as in the tropics temperature changes are not very strong while in moderate latitudes the temperature changes heavily."


According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), climate changes have acquired speed over the past few years. In all the history of observations since 1850, 2010 has proved to be the hottest of all.


Those in Siberia in Russia, which is traditionally snowy and frosty, are very skeptical about the above-mentioned information. Frosts are stiffening, and snowdrifts are becoming higher in Siberia. As it seems, this runs counter to the theory of global warming. However, there is nothing strange in all this. When air temperature rises, moisture content rises as well, Head of the Climate and Energy Programme of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Alexei Kokorin says.


One should get accustomed to surprises, caused by weather changes, including cancelled flights. There are scientists who say that throughout this century world temperature may undergo changes of several degrees. 


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Snowpocalypse Russia: 'Snow tsunami' swallows streets, cars, buildings (PHOTOS)

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FISH WITH RADIATION OVER 2500 SAVE FOUND

The unit No.1 (L) and No. 2 reactor building of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are seen through a window in a bus while Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspects the nuclear power plant power plant in Fukushima Prefecture December 29, 2012.(Reuters / Pool New)

A fish containing over 2,500 times Japan's legal limit for radiation in seafood has been caught in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility's operator reported.

­A ‘murasoi’ fish, similar to a rockfish, was caught at a port inside the plant, according to AFP. Plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) indicated that the amount of cesium measured 254,000 becquerels per kilogram – 2,540 times Japan's legal limit for radiation in seafood.

In October, TEPCO admitted that radiation leaks at the plant had not fully stopped.

In 2011, after a March earthquake and tsunami devastated the region, Japan barred beef, vegetables, milk, seafood and mushrooms grown near the affected area from both domestic markets and exports over safety concerns.

Science magazine published an article revealing that the levels of cesium in seafood around the disaster-battered area had not decreased since 2011. In October 2012, around 40 percent of bottom-dwelling marine species demonstrated elevated radiation levels, with cesium-134 and 137 levels above Japan's legal limit. August samples collected by author Ken Buesseler had cesium levels 250 times what Japanese authorities consider safe.

Seafood from the area near Fukushima has turned out to be a health hazard abroad, as well as within the country.

In July, Russia expressed concern over fish caught off its coast near Japan. In May, a contaminated tuna was found near the California coastline. Japan stressed that they understood the numbers of contaminated seafood are “extremely high,” but also pointed out that radiation was detected only in the kinds of fish found closest to the plant.

In October 2012, the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, announced that it would relax regulations on imports of Japanese food starting on November 1. The restrictions were introduced after the quake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, with many countries such as the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France and the UK either halting food imports or starting additional inspections of Japanese imports.



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Air pollution champion: China burns more coal than rest of world combined

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Toxic Light - The Dark Side of Energy Saving Bulbs


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Fukushima survivors to file class action lawsuit against Japanese govt, plant operator

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Russian meteorite crash: LIVE UPDATES

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Bluefin Tuna Caught Near California Still Radioactive Years After Fukushima !!!

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America’s most contaminated: Radioactive waste leaks into northwestern river

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Five injured, at least 20,000 evacuated after China chemical plant blast...

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Fukushima infant cancer risks outlined in new WHO report !!!

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