Category Archives: Science

Fukushima Fatigue

I haven’t written anything about Fukushima since the 5th anniversary of the disaster last March. I call it ‘Fukushima fatigue’ and many in the anti-nuke community are suffering from it. We’ve had five years of trying to make people aware … Continue reading

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Homo Insaniens

The Pacific Ocean is by far the largest body of water on the planet and covers one third of the Earth’s surface. Billions of people rely on the Pacific as a source of protein. Millions of people rely on the … Continue reading

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In a time of universal deceit…

… telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Talking of which, last Monday, as a prelude to next month’s G7 summit in Japan, ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States laid white wreaths at a … Continue reading

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Fukushima: The First Five Years

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake. It was one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded, which along with the resulting tsunami killed almost 16,000 people in north eastern Japan. It also caused triple meltdowns at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Neutron Bombardment

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located on the Hudson river, just 25 miles north of New York City. Almost 20 million people live within a 50 mile radius of the plant. Indian Point began operating in 1962 and … Continue reading

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Smoking is bad for your health

Sometimes in the grimmest of situations you can’t help but smile, particularly when you come across a news item like this… Abe administration mulling crackdown on secondhand smoke ahead of Tokyo Olympics Japan was awarded the 2020 Olympics back in … Continue reading

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Pissing In the Wind

I started this blog just over five years ago, in early January 2011, prompted by the Arab uprisings which were then just kicking off. Then of course a few months later there was the magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake off the … Continue reading

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Everybody Must Get Stoned

I deal with some very heavy duty stuff on this blog, the darkest side of human nature, and dealing with such stuff can tend to make you anxious and depressed; but for some reason it doesn’t get me down too … Continue reading

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A Mystery Disease

I wonder how many readers have heard of the massive gas leak in a suburb of Los Angeles that’s been going on for the best part of three months now? As a result of this gas leak, thousands of people … Continue reading

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A Jolly in Paris

‘Surreal’ is a term I seem to be using a lot just lately, and I’d certainly apply it to the climate change conference in Paris. The conference was hailed as a success, but in reality none of the agreements that … Continue reading

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