Renewable energy an economic boon for Australia’s drought affected rural communities

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logo-ARENARenewable energy drought-proofing our farms http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/opinion/renewable-energy-droughtproofing-our-farms/news-story/558287ca3caffe6c939d83ad1de43e1a  February 3, 2016 ANDREW THOMSON The Weekly Times 
AS Australian farmers and firefighters endure El Nino and world leaders agree on emissions targets to manage climate change, it is time to look again at the role of renewable energy.

Renewable energy is not only a tool to provide clean energy and control the emissions that are changing our climate. It is also a growth industry offering employment and revenue opportunities almost exclusively in regional and rural communities.

For many farming landowners, such as Peter, Leigh and David Watts, of Yeungroon, featured in The Weekly Times last week, lease payments from turbines are a way to drought-proof farms by ensuring ­ongoing income in tough times.

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There is enormous potential to grow the partnerships between rural communities and renewable energy providers.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signalled a new approach to ­renewable energy and this…

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Minister Josh Frydenberg says radiation anxieties are based on myth

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Minister dismisses scare campaign, urges residents to embrace opportunity of nuclear waste dump, Courier Mail February 5, 2016  QUEENSLANDERS have been urged not to be scared of radioactive waste, but to ­embrace the opportunities a nuclear dump could bring.

Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Minister Josh Frydenberg said Queenslanders should not be panicked by nuclear because most fears were based on myth.

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The Federal Government has moved to intervene in the debate after a protest campaign in the tiny locality of Oman Ama, near Inglewood, 250km southwest of Brisbane.

A property owner has ­offered his land to the Government for a mega low-waste ­nuclear dump and it is one of Mr Frydenberg’s six preferred sites across Australia.

Mr Frydenberg told The Courier-Mail community feedback was important and up to three sites would soon be short-listed.

“It is also important to remember the number of benefits that will flow to the final…

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Queensland government rejects any nuclear waste dump plan

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Queensland--antinukeQueensland says ‘no’ to national radioactive dump plan February 3, 2016  Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter The Palaszczuk government has ruled out supporting any plan to build a national radioactive waste storage facility anywhere in Queensland.

That includes Oman Ama, the small town on the Cunningham Highway between Inglewood and Warwick, where a private landowner had put forward his property as a potential radioactive waste site.

Information from the Australian government project confirms intermediate-level radioactive waste would be “temporarily” stored at the chosen facility for many years, while the majority of radioactive waste would be low-level.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says intermediate-level radioactive waste “contains higher radioactivity levels than low level waste. It requires shielding when handled. Intermediate level waste – generated during operation of a nuclear power plant – consists mostly of ion exchange resins used to clean the water circulating through the reactor.”

Queensland has now written to…

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Thyroid cancer: the epidemic linked to ionising radiation

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Studies of Japanese survivors of the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki found the cancer with the greatest increase was thyroid cancer.

  • A U.S. government survey of cancer rates among residents of the Marshall Islands, who were exposed to U.S. bomb testing in the 1950s, found thyroid cancer outpaced all others.
  • A 1999 federal study estimated that exposure to I-131 from bomb testing in Nevada caused as many as 212,000 Americans to develop thyroid cancer.
  • A 2009 book on the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster found soaring levels of local thyroid cancer rates after the meltdown, especially among children, and workers called “liquidators,” who cleaned up the burning plant.
  • More recently, studies have documented thyroid cancer rates in children near Fukushima, Japan, site of the 2011 meltdown, to be 20 to 50 times above the expected rate.

thyroid-cancer-papillaryAN INVISIBLE EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/washingtonspectator.org/cxhdO  Can an epidemic really sneak…

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Block the Trans Pacific Partnership!

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sign-thisGetUp! campaign: Dangerous deal Find out what this deal could mean for you and your family, then sign the petition calling on Parliament to block the TPP!

Trade Minister Andrew Robb is about to sign Australia onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.
The TPP is bad news for democracy, as it will allow multinational corporations to sue our government over laws that protect our health and our environment.

But it’s not over yet. We still have a chance to derail the secretive TPP agenda when it’s put to a vote in the Senate. …Read more & find TPP facts, video & online petition template at: http://www.getup.org.au/tpp

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What Does Climate Change Really Mean? Jet Stream, Temperature Extremes, Rainfall Extremes, Higher Winds, Abrupt Climate Changes Can Happen In Just One Year, After Tipping Point Is Reached

What Does Climate Change Really Mean? Jet Stream, Temperature Extremes, Rainfall Extremes, Higher Winds, Abrupt Climate Changes Can Happen In Just One Year, After Tipping Point Is Reached

WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE; BEST CASE AND WORST CASE?


https://youtu.be/ifrHogDujXw

This is a simple explanation of Climate Change: the heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth’s atmosphere, the average surface temperature increases, ice melts, and the seas rise.
The New York Times article:

ONCE A TIPPING POINT IS REACHED, ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE CAN HAPPEN IN AS LITTLE AS ONE YEAR

Abrupt climate change happened in just one year.
A 2008 study by Achim Brauer et al. of lake sediments concluded that abrupt increase in storminess during the autumn to spring seasons, occurring from one year to the next at 12,679 yr BP. This caused abrupt change in the North Atlantic westerlies towards a stronger and more zonal jet, leading to deglaciation.
A 2009 study by Jostein Bakke et al. confirmed that increased flux of fresh meltwater to the ocean repeatedly resulted in the formation of more extensive sea ice that pushed the jet south once more, thus re-establishing the stadial state. Rapid oscillations took place until the system finally switched to the interglacial state at the onset of the Holocene.
From: Rain Storms Devastate Arctic Ice And Glaciers 

JET STREAM USED TO TRAVEL MORE OR LESS HORIZONTALLY, BUT NOW IT WAVES UP AND DOWN FROM THE ARCTIC TO THE MEXICAN BORDER, AND IT EVEN CROSSES THE EQUATOR, WHICH IT NEVER USED TO DO

Credit/Source Sam Canara

Our climate has changed! What causes our climate to change? The image shows that the jet stream, which once used to move over North America horizontally, has become more wavy, pushing warm air north on the left, while drawing cold air from the Arctic south on the right. These changes in the jet stream are caused by human carbon emissions, and the situation looks set to deteriorate even further. From: Climate Changed http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2015/02/climate-changed.html
Kirk Norring Just a few years ago the jet streams stayed in their own hemispheres and never crossed the Equator. Then they started to cross last year and as Global Warming continues, these jet stream mergings continue to get worse and worse. I suspect that we will never see another El Nino or La Nina event. We instead are seeing something new. http://earth.nullschool.net/…

DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, TEMPERATURE EXTREMES ARE MOVING INTO STRANGE AREAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE, ALONG WITH THE JET STREAM MEANDERING ALL OVER THE PLANET

Credit/Source Sam Canara

Our climate has changed! The left map shows temperatures of 40 degrees below zero moving down into North America from the Arctic, while temperatures in much of Alaska are above freezing point. The right map shows temperature anomalies over large parts of North America at both the top end (red) and the bottom end (purple) of the scale. From: Climate Changed http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2015/02/climate-changed.html

DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, THERE ARE HIGHER TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AREAS, SO THE WINDS INCREASE AND PRESSURE DIFFERENTIALS INCREASE AS WELL, WHICH MEANS MUCH MORE INTENSE STORMS, HIGHER RAIN, MORE SNOW IN SOME AFFECTED AREAS, ETC

Credit/source Sam Carana
The increasingly heated Gulf Stream with its associated high winds and energy-rich weather systems flows over the Atlantic to Europe where it is increasingly pummeling Great Britain with catastrophic storms. Faster winds means more water evaporation, and warmer air holds more water vapor, so this can result in huge rainstorms that can rapidly devastate the integrity of the ice. The image shows strong winds over the North Atlantic that can reach deep into the Arctic.
TEDX, Water Vapor, Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change And Connection To Global Warming, Is The Answer To Give It All Up, Become An Indian And Live In A Teepee?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/12/tedx-water-vapor-greenhouse-effect.html

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY EXPLAINS WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS AND THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS IT WILL HAVE


https://youtu.be/EtW2rrLHs08

Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.

AS OCEAN HEAT CONTENT RISES, IT RELEASES MORE VAPOR AND ENERGY TO THE ATMOSPHERE, WHICH MEANS MORE AND BIGGER HURRICANES OR CYCLONES

Planetary imbalance now is 0.6 W/m2. This has made the rise in ocean heat (up to 2000 m deep) more than double over the past decade. Data from 2005 through to 2014 contain a polynomial trendline that points at a similar rise by 2017, followed by an even steeper rise. 
What could cause such non-linear rise? The answer is feedbacks. Arctic snow and ice loss alone may well cause over 2 W/m2 warming, warns Prof. Wadhams. Another such feedback is methane erupting from the ocean floor, as methane hydrates get destabilized due to higher temperatures. 
From: ‘Temperature Rise’, at: 
Ocean Temperatures Rising Globally, Methane Gas Levels Rising, CO2 Levels Rising, Other Global Warming Gas Levels Rising, Warning; Planetary Omnicide By 2023, Mini Ice Age Debunked

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Radioactive Material (Tritium) in Urine of People Living Near Nuclear Reactors in China: Importance of Wind Direction, Mountains

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Wind direction and topography, such as mountains, play an important role in dispersal of radioactive materials. Nuclear reactors legally leak lethal radionuclides all of the time – it doesn’t take an accident. The authors of the recent study below suggest that higher levels of tritium at 22 km distance from a nuclear power station, in contrast to 10 km distance, is due to either dominant wind direction, or a protective effect of a mountain between the reactors and the 10 km location, or a combination of the two.
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al. wind direction map
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 1
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 2
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 3
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 4
[Note tritium 200 km distance from nuclear facility in Canadian study.]
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 5
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 6
Determination of Total Tritium in Urine from Residents Living in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Qinshan, China , Bao-Ming Shen, et.al., p. 7
Emphasis and note added. Original found here: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/1/888

Shanghai is located to the northeast of these nuclear reactors.

When measuring radiation, the ability of radioactive materials to travel long distances and the importance of wind direction and topography are important things to consider. If measurements are consistently higher when the wind…

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Why Deniers are Panicking. Clean Energy on the Rise

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If you wonder why there’s been a rash of climate denial show-hearings on capitol hill lately, here’s why.  Big fossil Post-Paris panic.

Bloomberg:

Renewable energy was the biggest source of new power added to U.S. electrical grids last year as falling prices and government incentives made wind and solar increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels.

Developers installed 16 gigawatts of clean energy in 2015, or 68 percent of all new capacity, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said in its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook released Thursday. That was the second straight year that clean power eclipsed fossil fuels.

The biggest growth came from wind farms, with 8.5 gigawatts of new turbines installed as developers sought to take advantage of a federal tax credit that was due to expire at the end of 2016; Congress extended it in December.

“This is a long-term trend,” said Colleen Regan, a New Energy Finance analyst…

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Why Renewables are Now Unstoppable

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

The renewables are coming.

The history of technological innovations shows us that when a technology reaches a certain critical level, it makes a quantum leap – witness television, cell phones, digital photography, the internet.
For renewable energy, that time is now.   Your state, city, county, utility companies, or country, – can lead, follow, or be road kill.

Joe Romm in ClimateProgress:

Once upon a time, people imagined that replacing fossil fuels with renewables like solar and wind would jeopardize the electric grid’s reliability. Then along came some major countries who showed that it didn’t, and that there really are no limits to renewable integration.

The result was explained last year in a Bloomberg Business piece aptly headlined, “Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easier”: “Germany experiences just 15 minutes a year of outages, compared with 68 minutes in France and more than four hours in Poland.”

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