Nuclear Power is a Crime Against Humanity
and can be No Solution to Climate Change
- nuclear power is poisoning our biosphere, and is so dangerous that it should not be an option - its use is immoral and criminal and can be no "cure" for climate change
nobody has the right to shackle future generations with nuclear waste and inevitable radioactive pollution for any reason whatsoever, nor to take the risk of catastrophic accidents which are known to happen
- fossil fuels are also poisoning our planet, changing its climate to such an extreme degree that human civilization and natural systems will suffer dire consequences
- investors need to pull out of oil, coal, gas, uranium and nuclear ASAP and get on track for climate change
- wind and solar are GOOD BUSINESS with plenty of money to be made right away - also geothermal and wave - there are lots of possibilities and opportunities - algae, biogas etc., entirely within our reach simply through ingenuity and implementation
- nuclear industry reversal and environmental remediations, including research and development, for nuclear de-comissioning, waste management, etc., will create huge long-term markets ripe for investment
- we can build a strong sustainable economy without fossil fuels and nuclear power - one which can be healthy for the planet and its inhabitants by using truly clean and green renewable resources
Nukes are NOT clean, #CO2/#carbon-free, #green, safe, or affordable! Put #PandorasPromise back in the box >>
"The people that are saying we need nuclear power and we have the technology to safely store nuclear waste for 250,000 years are the same ones who claim that we can't use solar because we have no way to store the electricity overnight! If we have the technology to do one, we ought to be able to figure out the other." - Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates
"Nukes are not carbon-free" | C.A.N. Coalition Against Nukes
When the nuclear industry claims that nuclear power is "carbon -free", it is basically taking advantage of the fact that many people don’t know the difference between a "carbon footprint" and "direct carbon emissions". Our individual direct CO2 emissions are basically limited to whatever CO2 we exhale when we breathe- but our carbon footprint is much larger than those limited emissions. Our individual carbon footprint depends on how much gasoline we use, how much electricity we use, and, in general, how much of anything and everything we consume or use. Studies that show nuclear is carbon-neutral are considering only the direct emissions, not the carbon footprint.
That limited and simplistic approach is scientifically and mathematically incorrect. If we take a good hard look at the carbon-footprint of nuclear power, we discover that it has the largest carbon footprint of any energy source other than the fossil fuels. Very large carbon emissions are generated by various different stages in the production of nuclear energy, thereby increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. Tons of carbon emissions are generated by [the following] activities which are all necessary in the production of nuclear energy..."
whats up: Nuclear Power Crimes Against Humanity & Environment
working towards a complete and legally sound case with a list of specific crimes and claimants, supporting documents, co-signers, etc., to bring before both The International Criminal Court and The United Nations
Nuclear Power is a Crime Against Humanity
International Criminal Court Rome Statute
Article 7: Crimes against humanity 1. For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:…. (k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health. 2. For the purpose of paragraph 1: (a) "Attack directed against any civilian population" means a course of conduct involving the multiple commission of acts referred to in paragraph 1 against any civilian population, pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy to commit such attack….
A Simple Statement On Nuclear Power and Climate Change - NIRS
We're getting a little tired hearing nuclear industry lobbyists and pro-nuclear politicians allege that environmentalists are now supporting nuclear power as a means of addressing the climate crisis. We know that's not true, and we're sure you do too. In fact, using nuclear power would be counterproductive at reducing carbon emissions. As Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute points out, "every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will worsen climate change by buying less solution per dollar..."
The simple statement below will be sent to the media and politicians whenever they misstate the facts. We hope you and your organization will join us and sign on in support here.
"We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power."
Please sign the petition at http://www.nirs.org/petition2/
NUCLEAR POWER’S OTHER FOOTPRINT
Wind, solar, geothermal and wave energy are fully able to meet our electricity needs. Why should we risk everything so that this industry can profit?
STILL NO REPOSITORY - Nuclear reactors have produced radioactive waste since the 1940s, yet we still have no permanent repository
MOBILE CHERNOBYL - Transporting nuclear waste to a central repository risks contamination along highways and rail lines, by accident or terrorists
MAJOR DISASTER EVERY 20 YEARS - Latest calculations show that the world will average one major disaster every 20 years
NO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ON THE REZ - Uranium mining on the Navajo Reservation is an environmental justice disaster
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION -You can’t make a modern nuclear weapon without a nuclear reactor
FINANCIAL RISK IS OURS - Because of huge taxpayer subsidies and loan guarantees, the industry does not pay the full price for nuclear plant projects that they do not complete. In addition, the Price-Anderson Act caps damages that the industry must pay after a disaster. U.S. taxpayers pay the rest.
UNINHABITABLE LAND - We risk the loss of valuable real estate. For example, if a disaster happened at New York’s Indian Point, the estimated economic loss would be in the hundreds of billions to trillions of dollars. Beyond the cash value, the Hudson Valley, like so many other places near NPPs, is irreplaceable.
HEALTH RISK IS OURS - Google “Chernobyl children” and see the horrible results of nuclear power disasters . Sixty percent of Fukushima children have abnormal thyroids; in a few years thyroid cancers will present. The Japanese government is already hiding their medical records.
EXTREME WEATHER CAN CAUSE MELTDOWNS - (1) Climate change raises water temperature leading to the shutdown of some water-cooled reactors. (2) Extended loss of power grid will lead to more Fukushimas.
Tough Talk From Environmental Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott
Marianne Schnall: What is the one message you are most hoping to get out there?
Helen Caldicott: There isn't one message, there are three. One is that we are in dire danger from global warming and that unless we pull our socks up and stop burning coal and stop driving our SUV's around doing five miles to the gallon and stop fracking and natural gas, we're doomed. The temperature is on the way to be three degrees centigrade hotter by the middle of the century, which is almost antithetical to human existence, and six degrees by the end of the century - this is the top leading scientific data now that is available. I mean, we're killing the earth! Overtly. And we don't love our children enough, because if we did, we would be taking the necessary steps to stop burning coal and saving energy, you know.."
more > Marianne Schnall: Tough Talk From Environmental Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott | Huff Post Green
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