Study: Global consequences from Fukushima-like nuclear disaster; Many nations at risk of ‘great exposure’ — Transport of hot particles to US was especially effective during worst releases after reactor explosions — Radioactivity confined ‘close to surface’ due to seasonal factors (VIDEO)

Published: January 28th, 2015 at 12:10 pm ET
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T. Christoudias and Y. Proestos of The Cyprus Institute, J. Lelieveld of Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (Germany), Dec 12, 2014 (emphasis added):

  • We estimate the contamination risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released by severe nuclear power plant accidents… We present an overview of global risks… [These] risks exhibit seasonal variability, with the highest surface level concentrations of gaseous radionuclides in the Northern Hemisphere during winter [Fukushima crisis began with 10 days left in winter].
  • The model setup was evaluated… using emission estimates from… Fukushima
  • The risk posed from nuclear power plant accidents is not limited to the national or even regional level, but can assume global dimensions. Many nations may be subjected to great exposure after severe accidents.
  • Our model shows increased surface-level concentrations throughout the Northern Hemisphere during the boreal winter months compared to the summer… Not only the expected risk magnitude is higher, but the geographical extent of the high concentrations of transported radionuclides is more pronounced towards the northHorizontal advection [i.e. transfer] is more efficient in winter due to relatively stronger winds, and the concentrations are highest near the surface [and] surface level concentrations in the summer tend to be more localized in the emission region.
  • Our results illustrate that accidents… could have significant trans-boundary consequences. The risk estimate [shows] increased surface level concentrations of gaseous radionuclides in the Northern Hemisphere during winter and a larger geographical extent towards the north and the east… This is related to the relatively shallow boundary layer in winter that confines the emitted radioactivity to the lowest part of the atmosphere close to the surface…It is the view of the authors that it is imperative to assess the risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radioactivity from potential NPP accidents [for] emergency response planning on national and international levels.

JAMSTEC, Univ. of Tokyo, etc.: We show a numerical simulation for the long-range transport from the [Fukushima] plant to the US… Large-scale updraft [over] Japan from March 14 to 15 was found effective in lifting the particles [to the] jet stream that could carry the particles across the Pacific within 3 to 4 days [See [intlink id=”fukushima-worst-nuclear-disaster-history-reveals-study-one-day-releases-japan-plant-100-quadrillion” type=”post”]study: On Mar. 15, Fukushima reactors emitted 100 quadrillion Bq of cesium into air — This one day was equal to total lifetime release from Chernobyl[/intlink]]… Some of the particles [had a] long-range atmospheric transport over — 10,000 km within 3 to 4 days… [R]adioactive materials were detected in that period over the east and west coasts of the U.S… In order for the particles to be transported with the jet stream, they must be lifted up from the surface boundary layer to the mid- or upper troposphere. Large-scale updraft was indeed observedon March 14 through 15[T]he westerlies in mid-March were thus particularly effective in the trans-Pacific transport of the radioactive materials…

Watch the numerical plume simulation here

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227 comments to Study: Global consequences from Fukushima-like nuclear disaster; Many nations at risk of ‘great exposure’ — Transport of hot particles to US was especially effective during worst releases after reactor explosions — Radioactivity confined ‘close to surface’ due to seasonal factors (VIDEO)

  • Nick

    So nice to know that many of us have been 100% right all along.

    Somehow I just can't seem to muster up even the teeniest bit of "I told ya so:" rather only a bit more bile.

    Guess this is what was meant by "Chernobyl on Steroids."

    The implications for the biosphere will play out for the next quarter-million years or so.

    The world is concerned about Deflategate while the collective testicles (and ovaries!) of us all become compromised to an extent that just might be irreparable.

  • Nick

    "It is the view of the authors that it is imperative to assess the risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radioactivity from potential NPP accidents, particularly for regions with high seismic, as well as other natural and human activity-related hazards in order to facilitate preparedness and emergency response planning on national and international levels."

    http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/7/12/8338/htm

    This only talks about atmospheric discharges. Now consider the aqueous loading of the Pacific.

    Not good.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    I knew it then and I know it now. Aside from the modest training provided me by the US Navy in NBC Warfare & Damage Control prior to my orders that assigned me to a now moth-balled or scrapped Spruance-Class Destroyer in 1981, I had little knowledge of radiation & its impacts & consequences on human health & the environment. But I KNEW INSIDE that it was much worse than TPTB or my superiors were letting on and my "gut" feelings on the issue NEVER concurred with "official lies,misinformation & downplaying" of the underlying dangers associated with their half-tamed,crap technology although I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I'd held more fear of WMD's & the incompetent &/or insane war pigs entrusted with the keys,codes & buttons that seemed poised to launch ICBM's & "MAD" Doctrine global destruction sure to ensue. I actually gave the civilian nuclear industry & management more credit & trust than they've since proven to ever have deserved and the last shreds of logic or reason to allow me to have falsely assumed that ANY aspect of the nuclear infrastructure & illusions of caring,competent personnel were running the show or CAPABLE of doing so in a manner any persons capable of rational thought or at least able to avert catastrophic nuclear disasters or act in manners that place LIFE above all else was finally shattered as I watched soon to be ceased media coverage of the EQ/Tsunami I KNEW would harm the world,MY world & everything/everyone I loved before 311 ends…

    • bowling

      beautifully written bittersweet truth johnny blade. i feel the same way but you express it the best

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Hi JohnnyB! Military men should not be in control of the military simply because they are pro military and like war strategy and using weapons. Politicians shouldn't be in control of politics simply because they like the control of political leverage and tax funding. Nuclear corporations and institutes shouldn't be in control of nuclear because they like the power and money of nuclear and thus are driven to lie, to collude with politicians and military men. Much the same could be said for pharmaceuticals, big oil, big agri-biz and big money like the federal reserve and international bankers, and big land owners like the Queen of England. Thus the world is doomed by its very structure

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Yes, it is certainly doomed.. 🙁

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      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        The entire world needs to admit that it needs to put more women in charge… women who would work to demand that these big corporations and nuclear powers CLEAN UP THEIR ACT! lol.

        • 53rockwell 53rockwell

          Im sorry PurpleRain ,but as Sting said ,"there are no political solutions"'. Women are just as corrupt as men . Need I start Naming names. It is going to take a Revolution to shut these nasty bastards down. Bring back the Guillotine!

        • 53rockwell 53rockwell

          On a side note I always smile when I read your usernick. It makes me remember Charlie Murphys story about when Dave Chappelle and his crew Played basketball against Prince and "the Revolution"'. LMAO.I mean this is a friendly way.

        • Ness Ness

          I'm in agreement with 53rock. Women can be extremely nasty and corrupt as hell. It is just that men often do not notice, because the power structure of women among themselves differs a lot from the power structure of men. Men build towers of hierarchy, women spin webs of control. The one with the most threads is at the center, pulling everybody's strings because every woman in that web that answers to the center one has her own subweb.

        • womanity

          You are right. No place for an essay amidst macho denial. For one thing, equal representation of the sexes might have helped prevent the malevolent powers of a possible Sixth Extinction; female status varied but maternal cultures flourished until brute force enriched a bloodthirsty minority. Society seems so unbalanced toward elite violence over the besieged poor that perhaps humanity needs to discipline men with a solitary timeout.
          Thank you for speaking up, PurpleRain.
          Never give up.

          • Ness Ness

            I'm a woman, titties and all, womanity. And especially American women scare the hell out of me. I do not like women much; when they corrupt they are even more dangerous than men. What i said about male and female power structures is correct, but only those hungry for power follow that path. Maternal cultures were just as cruel but history tends to ignore all of them so not much is known or understood. But the one maternal society we do know quite a lot about – the one on the Levant, some 4000 years ago – 'sacrificed' babies, threw them in the fire.

            The only working maternal society that is left is the one in the mountains of the Himalaya. But there, men are not discriminated against at all; it's just that the women own or can inherit the houses and can also decide who lives there or not. This works perfectly lol

            To blame men for the mess we are in now is looking for a scapegoat. We're all in this together. Go for 50/50 sane people and beware of the nanny-state! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYatyBtYwC4

  • Sol Man

    There is more than enough to wreak havoc
    on the life force everywhere.
    This is the nuclear legacy.

  • Nick

    "TOKYO, January 23, 2015 – Approximately 50 percent of the accumulated contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi has now been treated, but the work will extend beyond the original March deadline in order to put safe operations first, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said today."

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2015/1247689_6844.html

    What TEPCon fails to mention is that the other 50% will be handled by relying on the 1/2 life nature of the radiation. No need to treat 1/2 half of a half-lived nasty!

    • Shaker1

      "What TEPCon fails to mention is that the other 50% will be handled by relying on the 1/2 life nature of the radiation. No need to treat 1/2 half of a half-lived nasty!"

      What they also fail to mention is that the other 50% is the most heavily contaminated water that hasn't been released to the ocean or have been subjected to their incineration practices. Last I looked they had claimed a device(s) to handle 900 tons/day. My perception was that they use evaporation to rid themselves of the burden of some of that water. Do you trust that even if there was some kind of inspection at some point in the stream to evaporation that the water contains simply low-level contamination as they say?

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And the Tritium is still there in the water.

    • 'Safe' operations?

      What an oxymoronic statement that is..

      While the world's population slumbers INEPTCO keeps pouring radiation into the Pacific with no let up.

      300,000 Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans and 1 Million Agent Orange Victims Tossed Onto Trash Heap; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/atomic-bomb-testing-veterans.html

      This has been going on a long time, and many will be sacrificed.

    • J.

      TEPCO refers to water put into tanks. We have no information about water that is never captured and that flows over, under, around, and through the melted fuel, the location of which is not disclosed. IAW, the metric may be totally irrelevant.

      If this is true, the TEPCO report can be seen as "information management" that is, at best, full of obfuscations, omissions and distortions. I think it's almost impossible to get a sense of the reality now.

  • Nick

    Lest you think the IAEA is an uncaring beast

    https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/cancer-care-and-control

    Go figure. An international body that worships the nuclear gods wants us to all applaud them for their bogus efforts in fighting cancer:
    'The IAEA contributes nuclear techniques to the fight against cancer, a major global health problem that increasingly impacts the world, particularly developing countries."

    We are one dumb species!

    • We Not They Finally

      A huge manufacturer of medical equipment is GE. Cash in at one end, cash in at the other.

      The whole nuclear medicine routine is to try and kill off the cancer without killing off the patient. If only they had managed not to sicken people in the first place.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Sigmund Freud himself could rise from his grave to try to explain the psychology behind the apathy,ignorance,denial,& opposition to the true status & implications of the absolutely worst event in the history of mankind on Earth and he wouldn't come close to offering an explanation that could excuse either the perpetrators or their willing victims of the vast majority of the public who suddenly ALL seem able to be "selectively stupid" in the face of 311 & a few other issues/events that "should" merit great concern & ACTION[?]!! 😐 311 alone should've been able to make the hair on a newborn baby's ass stand on end,but yet these "brilliant" scientific brainiacs either still don't get it or continue to lie through their teeth in favor of continuing down nuclear's proven deadly path to complete,utter destruction of everything even the elite,PTB know & care about in this world including their own lives!! WHY??!! 🙁 And "why" are some,if not most of us here on ENE "immune" to their propaganda & lying bullshit & excuses,promises & obvious lack of ability to come through for us and/or solve anything that evolved from their twisted creations??!! Whatever it is[?],I'm grateful & feel a strong bond with you guys & gals who've proven to be here for the RIGHT reason! THANK YOU! Now I've got to get back to "seizure watch" since my wife has been pretty bad off again for the past few weeks. TTYL PEACE [BLADE;Out]

  • Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same flower that smiles today
    Tomorrow will be dying.

    From 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time' by Robert Herrick.

    • nedlifromvermont

      Thank you RobG for the lovely reference!

      And a Shout Out!! to all my 'newser buddies: Johnny Blade, Stock, Obe and all you dear truth tellers;

      I've been a little quiet, lately, with the comments; but I still scroll through the threads and go to many referenced sites (Thank you Rogerthat)

      VY is now de-fueled and permanently retired … but for the spent fuel and highly contaminated turbines and related equipment;

      Entergy plans on doing practically nothing about the decommissioning, except a slow filling of some Holtec (substandard?) casks and watching our "nuclear decommissioning trust fund" grow (maybe) while they raid it for reimbursement for fuel handling costs …

      Kind of a corporate "When the Dow Jones average hits 40,000, we're saying we might take the plant apart ….

      Don't you just love Big Nuke's obsession with "shareholder value" (sarc)

      Oh well … progress in renewables is slowly dethroning uranium …

      Nov/Dec issue of Nuclear (?) magazine with cover photo of the Areva EP3 reactor construction project at Olkiluoto, Finland (near Eurojoka!!) is touted as being 90% complete;

      It will be a celebrated white elephant, of course; just as Flamanville 3 and Taishan 1 and 2 and the idiotic British entry into the White Elephant sweeps at Hinckley Point …

      Some bad ideas die really hard …. kind of like National Socialism … which we created the uranium nuclear madness in order to stop …

      Does anyone else feel the irony?

      peace!

      • Eh nedli, good to see you here
        stock out

      • Hi nedli.

        As you know, the lines I quoted above were written more than 400 years ago.

        Robert Herrick was born in London in 1591 (a stone's throw from where I was born) and died in 1674 at the age of 83, which is quite remarkable, considering that he lived through a war with the French, the English Civil War and outbreaks of the Black Death.

        The Black Death: I don't have exact figures to hand, except to say that it wiped out a substantial percentage of the world's population (at least 25% in Europe).

        We survived, peeps.

        Remember that.

  • dunkilo

    The fleas
    Jumping,dancing little fleas
    Are you in me snot?
    Don't you dare sneeze on me ,Jumping fleas!
    Could be in me lungs?
    perhaps on me tounge?
    Oh my ,in me bung? Dancing fleas!
    Hard to find,hard to see those pesky fleas!
    Why not start a circus?
    What great fun!
    Whats the roumor?Fleas cause tumors?
    We will wait and see,what becomes of the fleas!
    (poetic sarc)

  • rogerthat

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/28/us-usa-north-dakota-waste-idUSKBN0L11Z420150128

    North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills
    BY ERNEST SCHEYDER
    WILLISTON, N.D. Wed Jan 28, 2015

    …North Dakota's landfills currently can only accept waste with radioactive material up to 5 picocuries, a measurement of the radioactivity found in a gram of material.

    A banana has, on average, 3.5 picocuries of radiation.

    Last year, state officials commissioned Argonne National Laboratory to study what the safest levels of radiation would be for landfills. The answer: 51.5 picocuries. Armed with that information, the state's Department of Health is seeking approval to boost the level for in-state disposal to 50 picocuries…

    "This is all a part of our efforts to protect the health and safety of North Dakotans," said Scott Radig, head of the department's waste management division, which late Tuesday extended the public comment period to March on the rule change. …

    – safe as bananas … 51,5 is ''the safest level'' … and we're doing this ''to protect the health and safety of North Dakotans''.

    Yeah, right

  • Nick

    The world will not forgo nuclear madness until the last breath emanates from the sole survivor.

    We HAVE to promote nuclear energy to fleece fools into believing that a reduced carbon-footprint is a virtue (forget the fact that nuclear energy is NOT carbon neutral by any means).

    We HAVE to retool our nuclear arsenals to avoid getting bit in the arse by our "enemies."

    We HAVE to promote obscene new nuclear medical technologies to justify the fission piles spewing their rads now, then, and forever.

    No amount of factual presentation of our current idiocy will alter the course humans have set forth.

    The wayward atomic energies unleashed by countless fission piles are most
    assuredly cementing a very horrific future for us all.

    You can wish otherwise, stick your head in the sand, accept DOE funds for obsurd "scientific" research that promotes the nuclear madness, or you can simply shake your head in disgust and attempt to live in an insane world.

  • Nick

    We are living now.

    Sure the future is cloudy, thanks to the toxic loading of our biosphere, but today is bright with promise.

    Embrace the now all ye spirit riders.

    Angst is good but won't restore our pristine planet.

    We cannot change what has been set in stone.

    GMI is here to stay.

    Global

    Mass

    Insanity.

    Embrace it.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    The authors needn't say there WERE devastating consequences to their transport model. Any human being with an IQ above that of a small kitchen appliance, unplugged, could infer there WERE devastating consequences, on a global scale.

    All Admin's posts, the studies, and our own research have proven there were in fact devastating consequences on a global scale.

    Have a look at some of the articles with links listed below the article above (Enenews archives) for reinforcement of this fact.

    Like the article (study) stating 100 quadrillion Bq of radiation was released on ONE DAY from Fukushima; equal to the releases from Chernobyl. (See article for a thoroughly accurate statement on that.)

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Now let's see if the trolls start showing up again. I predict this article will draw their attention and their handlers' ire.

    • bo bo

      Hi Taters! I have a theory on that.. the only articles that they keep the extra watch on are the birds/sea stars/sea lions etc. die off or animal/plants/children sickness/deformity threads.

      Because the shills know they've done the groundwork for the masses.. hard to believe, when we talk amongst ourselves here – but most of the world has been fooled into thinking 'radiation isn't that bad for you.. maybe even good'

      So no matter how much they report has leaked from fuku.. has little impact on the general public. The numbers of leaked bequerels falls flat, making one dull noise.

      However, the physical evidence of dying ecosphere..I think that still gets them scrambling for cover. For this reason something like danger kitty's data on mutated leaves is really important too ( are u reading this DK ? Hope so.. look forward to seeing more.. and maybe a website..?)

      Hope you are well.

      • Ya bo, pretty much I need to do more with just pictures and videos in order to reach more "masses"

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        The government/nuclear industry shills don't like being faced with the facts. "Freedom isn't free." Free speech isn't free, it's been paid for by bullets into those bodies that insist on saying what they want. Truth, it isn't your grandads truth, anymore. The truth is distilled, like alcohol, into a potent brew that will kill you. If a dollar can be made selling the shit…well let's justsay we now are being sold derivates of the truth, and competing with name-brand truth is dangerous business.

        I'm so sick of "our truth" vs."their truth"

        http://rt.com/news/225543-rt-isis-us-broadcaster/

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          What the hell, Fox news says "we report-you decide."

          What the hell is wrong with letting RT report, since "we decide?"

          Perhaps our news gatekeepers should change their motto to, "We report, we bomb the crap out of anyone who reports differently – you decide."

          When the Reuters reporter was killed in this leaked video:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0I6S8mva-s

          —what weapons were found afterward, I wonder. What was the most dangerous weapon found at the scene? Was it the camera and microphone? Was any data recovered from the downed cameraman?

          _the crippled guy , all shot to pieces, and dragging himself, reaches for a camera…

          Go ahead RT…you report — we decide. Yeah, this is what our founding fathers fought for — not.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            I know you are scratching your head fiercely about now and what ever you do please be very careful, since mine often bleeds after viewing such an episode.. 🙁

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            In the video the guys in the van are said to be "picking up bodies and weapons." I did not see anyone picking up any weapons. They just wanted to kill. That's what I see. And the statement by the officer printed at the end that he didn't know how the children got hurt? WTF?

          • PlowboyGrownUp

            Helicopter guy, regarding the little girl they shot, "Well it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle".
            I think it used to say '…battle zone.' whatever difference that makes. 🙁

          • bo bo

            Lol uni on: 'Go ahead RT…you report — we decide!'
            I like that..doubt he'll see it but just left that note on Thom Hartman's wall for fun (with credit to you) #newsisnotterror 🙂

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            It made me sick to hear the gunners yucking it up. "Hey, they ran over a body, ha, ha."

            Loathesome attitude. No wonder innocent civilians, excuse me, collateral damages, are being killed, strike that, made.

            I've seen this one before. Watched another one a couple of years ago where some military guys decide to kill some unarmed civilians for NO REASON AT ALL.

            It is NOT FUNNY when your military kills people for sport.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Military is given a license to kill, pretty sure that is the only reason for their (the military) existence.

            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              https://www.m.youtube.com/watch?v=omnskeu-puE
              We didn't just bomb them from on high. Don't forget this dirty little episode in American shitory, I mean history.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Got a warning on that one about the connection not being private..

                Who speaks for the Earth?
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrmK8t6VYk

                • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                  Really, it was the one where Albright said starving 500,000 Iraqi children with crippling sanctions was A OK? Cause they're terrorists, don't ya know.

                  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                    http://www.bimzz.com/news/pentagon-urges-nato-allies-to-focus-on-innovative-weapons/
                    Because at this point, if you can't take out an entire continent, what's the point.

                  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                    In Madeline Albright's own words:

                    'Madeleine Albright – The deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it'

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0uvgHKZe8

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                    From what I remember, the numbers were highly inflated, and it wasn't from the war but from sanctions. And we know from all the palaces that Saddam Hussein was responsible for those deaths. He kept all the money for himself. Also they found huge warehouses full of medicines and Saddam hoarded and never passed on to help him people.

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                    Sanctions allegedly killed hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq and provided a rationale for invasion, a line still heard today. But those deaths almost certainly never happened.
                    “Just over 10 years ago the United Kingdom followed the United States into the bloody Iraq War. George W. Bush and Tony Blair justified the invasion mainly with the claim that Iraq possessed, or was in the process of building, weapons of mass destruction. Most people now seem to be aware that this premise was false.
                    “Yet a crucial myth surrounding the Iraq War still commands widespread belief—that economic sanctions aimed at Saddam Hussein and his regime killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children in the 1990s and early 2000s. The supposed lethality of economic sanctions was used as an argument for invading Iraq, as Walter Russell Mead would argue in March 2003: "Saddam Hussein is 65; containing him for another 10 years condemns at least another 360,000 Iraqis to death. Of these, 240,000 will be children under five."
                    “And, as we shall see, the sanctions myth is still used to justify the war. There were no hundreds of thousands of extra deaths.
                    “The claim that sanctions killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children originated in a 1995 letter to The Lancet which, in turn, was based on a Baghdad survey done by Sarah Zaidi and colleagues.
                    cont.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      cont.
                      After other researchers identified anomalies in the survey data, Zaidi, to her great credit, re-investigated the work from the ground up. Having sub-contracted the original interviews to the Iraqi government, she traveled to Baghdad and re-interviewed many of the original households. When Zaidi failed to confirm quite a few of the reported deaths in these follow-up interviews, she retracted her results.
                      “For the rest of your life, whenever you see a survey, ask yourself a simple question: Who guarantees the integrity of the field work for this survey? It made a world of difference in the present case when Sarah Zaidi shifted this responsibility from some Iraqi government workers to herself.
                      “Sadly, the retraction came too late—the genie was already out of the bottle. In May 1996, shortly after the publication of Zaidi’s original letter, Madeleine Albright, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, had the following rather shocking and fateful exchange on American national television:”
                      http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-iraq-sanctions-myth-56433

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      .. 🙂

      • danger kitty danger kitty

        bo,
        Deciduous trees should be leafing out in a month or so…but some are doing it now! Not a good sign. Like last year they're yellowish; chlorotic. Chlorophyll failing? Trees in general/hormonal exhaustion?

        • norbu norbu

          danger kitty, our fruit trees are a few days away from bloom, other trees manzanita, willow are already blooming way to early, scary….normal would be late march….

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Trees in Northern California, even near the coast, are already beginning to bloom. It started about one week ago. Not a good sign.

            • norbu norbu

              HoTaters, something I have never seen before besides all of the "early blooming" a turkey vulture sat on a power pole for 4 hours and did not move near my home. some may say no big deal, I say something is wrong. I watched him with my binoculars and it seemed very confused, then when it finally flew off it was having a hard time getting altitude. There are bugs bees lizards ground squirrels and many other critters moving around that should not be. Things are getting a bit scary. I have been in CA since 1970. Stay alert stay alive….

              • 4Yahshua

                norbu, I also live in CA (Southern CA Orange County about 6 mi. from the beach). Yes, nature is confused here. The other day I found a medium size caterpillar on the middle of the driveway. So I took and put it on a plant. The next day that same 'pillar was on the car in the driveway. So I put it on a plant on the other side of the driveway, some distance away. A day or so later that same guy was smack dab in the middle of the driveway (AGAIN!) What's going to happen when we start to do these same things??

                SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!

        • bo bo

          Hi DK.. thank you for the update.. I know the horrible deformities and mutations must be happening even on the human level.. however I don't really count on that data seeing the light of day, and even if some photos are captured.. chances are, people will claim 'oh don't you know they exaggerate these things with photoshop ?!'

          But the leaves on the trees.. when they start all changing.. nobody will be able to go around hiding each mutated leaf.. & it's something allowed to remain uncensored. I think it is important to keep a record of this transitional time before we reach a point where nobody remembers what a normal tree looks like.

    • weeman

      HT since you said trolls, I must presume I am one of them trolls, as I have been singled out in recent posts?
      I am not a troll and I will let my post past and present do the talking.
      You still grossly underestimated the total release of radioactive isotopes, it is far greater than you can imagine.

      • bowling

        im sorry for calling you a troll weeman

      • norbu norbu

        weeman, troll you are not!

        • weeman

          Much gratitude, maybe a little to bit gullible, but I believe that ness wants the same thing as us, what scares me if she is right and we have a breeder reactor in our mist, that is a ELE, I am willing to listen?

          • weeman

            We need as big as head start as we can get.

          • Angela_R

            " maybe a little to bit gullible, but I believe that ness wants the same thing as us, what scares me if she is right and we have a breeder reactor in our mist, that is a ELE, I am willing to listen?"
            I have the same sentiments weeman.

            Would have liked to know whether Ness knew anything about wave frequencies of elements. i.e. the individual frenquency.

            Also, saw some reference by another poster who thought Ness had made a comment about ions.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        weeman, you're OK by me. I value your comments and your insight. You're not a troll.

        Don't know who insinuated or said you were a troll, but it certainly wasn't me.

        I mean, the AtomsForPeace1, MoFo, FactChecker, Socref type trolls or shills. I guess Bill Duff might have been a troll. Shills, I'm told, are paid.

        So maybe I should have said the nuke shills would show up?

        Keep smiling, weeman, you're a sharp guy. Don't let some stupid troll accusation get to you. The rest of us (not making the accusation) know better.

        • weeman

          I am humbled by your response.

          • bo bo

            Hi weeman,
            I saw that you got accused of being a troll for supporting Ness, and also saw that you confronted PT. I also did see that my post about PT was partly the source/trigger for this – but I specifically avoided 'chiming in' because I did not want to be 'rallying'. Enenews can become like the 'Lord of the Flies', and I am specifically trying to avoid that kind of mentality.

            For this same reason above- lately I have made an effort personally to try to avoid degrading pertinent discussions into silly fingerpointing of whether one is a troll or not. If you see my contributions in the past months, you will not see me interacting with trolls. Zero. (ok.. well, maybe once, I did post that Samuel Jackson 'Shut the F#ck up' clip from Pulp Fiction lol )

            The only reason I had broken this 'no fingerpointing policy' and expressed my misgivings about 'Praise the Truth' is because I saw a particular thread degenerate into accusations against Ness – that she was a troll. From my personal experience that seemed like the total opposite – an Alice in Wonderland trial, and felt the need to say something – and that is why I said what I said.

            Whatever your own conclusion, I support you, and appreciate your courage, especially for going against the grain at that moment and supporting Ness, because I thought I was going insane in the head. ( although – maybe I still am who knows? )

            Peace.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    I was wondering if anyone remembered my post about a bright,young man who went to school with my daughter & her HS sweetheart/fiance about 2 years back? I'd mentioned my despair upon learning that not only did his very high ASVAB test score & previous scholastic record lead to his being offered & accepting a MOS or in USN terms,"Rating" or "job title & duties" in the Nuclear Navy that came with a 100K enlistment bonus & E-3 rank right out of boot camp,but orders to be stationed in Japan of all places??!! 🙁 Well,for those who remember it & since the latest update on his status has left me more worried about my daughter being angry with me than I would be via the level of respect he'd held for me prior to his enlistment to be lost or diminished in any way-I've got little to lose via any long overdue update on the issue that follows. Anyhoo,the kid "loves" his job & duty station NE of Tokyo that included having been at Fukushima Daichi & his very high-level security clearance & pro-nuke-pukism saw him promoted & now in charge of spying on fellow servicemen/women to make sure personal calls to home,& social networking,etc posts don't contain ANY reference to 311/Fukushima &/or the REAL situation in Japan aside from officially sanctioned BS and he likes it so much now that he brags of being a "lifer"!My daughter warned that he's "very uncomfortable" re;questions/references to Fukushima but needn't worry since I'll avoid him like Ebola when he's back on leave…

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      cont'd- If everything's going so well in Japan and 311/Fukushima doesn't pose a threat to the USA & Globally,then WHY the hell would they worry so much about what the average enlistee has to say about the situation,status & issues surrounding the event that has TPTB so intent on keeping the reality of it shrouded in secrecy??!! It pisses me off that someone supposedly so "smart" is also so loyal to these effin' warhawks that they'd even allow their own family back home to be at risk of great harm or be part of the Establishment that works so hard to keep the nuclear industry shrouded in secrecy & unaccountable for their impact on people & the environment??!!
      Other than a small & shrinking "nest-egg" I have NOTHING of great material value and a less than comfortable sub-poverty "existence",but TPTB couldn't pay me 10x their $100,000 "bonus" doled out to loyal bootlicks if even just to silence my posts & muted screams at the people whose actions resulted in my wife's & other loved one's post-311 cancers & other radiation-induced ills & deaths!! Pardon my language,but FUCK THEM & The horse they rode in on! Okay, rant over,feel slightly better[?]or at least "relieved" to have finally said this,even if not directly to those it's intended or mentioned in less than flattering ways. He or his handlers may see this yet,but I don't give a fuck & didn't mention anyone by name or any other "classified" information,so…. 🙁 FTN
      GOTTA FLY,TTYL 'NEWSERS 🙂

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I know very few of my neighbors. I really am barely acquainted with these. Maybe I know the names of seven. One just recently got a bunch of cancer that started in her mouth. One died of a stroke. Yes, we are getting annoyed.

        • 4Yahshua

          1~29~5996 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!
          Last Evil Days of "Manmean"! Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns
          VERY SOON! HalleluYah! Hebrew: Praise ye Yah!

          Actually, you seem blessed not to! The closest in proximity (for over 20 years) are mean-spirited transgender homosexual drug dealers that at first looked like a wholesome American couple with children! This is an upper scale city in Southern CA. The other neighbors here are similar to them. Yes, they all seem to be well and doing fine, some poo-pooing the idea of being nuked by Fukushima.
          I believe that my above date says it all.

          SURVIVAL BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

    • The evil systems suck in the best brightest and nicest, and then totally corrupt them with lies, power, prestige

      He souled out

  • Anyone with moderate QED knowledge can observe this damage with a Handycam and its diffraction grid.

    What appears invisible to the naked eyes today will become apparent in the coming months when the Barium from Chernobyl radio Cesium adds to the bending of sunlight and increasing degrees of light scatter, on top of the rather intense chemtrailing they have been doing.

    Images of FUKU's Devil's cocktail of globe wide atmospheric radio isotope particles held in the air by high spin atomic levitation, and suspended electrostatically from FUKU FD1 R3 detonation in March 2011 archived over the past 8 months in chronological order:

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky

    Sun caught in a cobweb of chemtrails in the Mojave Desert sky:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y412/CesiumSky/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky/DSC03343.jpg

  • Marushka Marushka

    2nd study >>Initial point of the study appears to say how much the fallout was diminished by the time it reached California… consistent with what was reported… 'officially reported'

    BASED on IRSN… IRSN and others have indicated that official levels of what was reported over California… was 100 to 1,000 times greater!! Greater than official reports.

    IRSN had a team of 200 in Japan…. and of course, all their readings in France, and available to the CTBTO readings…

    This Model appears to me to take what IRSN concluded
    and instead confirm 'official' stance of much less fallout

    References acknowledge CNN, all Japanese and EPA
    soooooo this appears to be solely meant to prop up the EPA.
    full text
    http://www.docin.com/p-773002550.html

  • Homo Insapiens Homo Insapiens

    Pilgrim NPP had been running on diesel-powered generators, and may still be even now. The updates posted at https://www.pilgrimpower.com/ make no mention that the situation is resolved.

  • antipodes

    The Hideous Strength abounds, Nuclear radiation in the land ,sea and the air augments daily. Genetically modified main stream foods filthy with chemical/synthetic preservatives, colors and flavors pollute and dumb down peoples minds and bodies. Obnoxious unnatural "fragrances: used in perfumes, colognes, deodorants and soaps assault and repulse. Antidotes include organic foods, herbs, and notably the Native American sweat lodge using cleansing sage and other herbs. Other means of inducing sweat, the Finnish sauna etc. expel heavy metals and other toxins.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    I have a question ::

    Is the landfall of radioactive particles within the USA greater when…

    A – It's dry.

    B – It's raining.

    C – It's snowing.

    Because it seems to me, that it would be greater during both B & C, when the water droplets would drag the particles down to the ground as they fall.

    Of course America has been having weird weather for a while now, but for the last two or three years, it's been beyond weird, especially with the winters.

    Is it possible that the radioactive particles in the atmosphere are an accidental form of cloud seeding.

    —–

    Maybe I'm imagining it, but… It's almost as if Nature is trying to correct / mitigate mankind's colossal F**k-UP's.

    It makes me wonder just what Nature's got in store for dealing with WIPP.

    • I've wondered too davidh about the readings I get sometimes 3-4 days after Fuku emission activity the cam watchers see and also some erratic rises hover around my yard more after a fresh deposit of snow. I understand the jet stream circulation redepositing older particles via new storms each time it cycles and definitely see the lines of mottled clouds (HAARP) during other days when the blanket of fog isn't hanging low obscuring everything.

      I'm really finding it a little harder to breathe when the dirty fog layer is below the ridge tops like a perpetual inversion. It's a smothering sealed up feeling compared to the moist fresh feeling of valley fog I was used to before 3-11-11. I'm sure part of it's due to ongoing chem trails too since the barium effect in lungs must be happening. Someone here, maybe Ontological, described that development.

      MY CPM's range 21 to 34 on more days than not lately. My uSv's range .08 to .17 lately. I think we, the animals and plant life are living testament to the fact that levels don't have to be *EPA high* to be extremely damaging.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Krypton 85 disrupts the hydrological cycle.

      From Wikipedia:

      Krypton 85 (85Kr) is a radioisotope of krypton.

      It has a half-life of 10.756 years and a maximum decay energy of 687 keV. It decays into stable, non-radioactive rubidium-85.

      Many scholarly journal articles and studies have been cited here showing Krypton 85 causes unnatural weather and storm effects.

      • hbjon hbjon

        You've said a mouthful and the manifestations and behaviors of these and other nuclides will affect areas far downstream of the initial exposure. Like multitudes of firecrackers with fuses of different lengths being carried by the jet stream and dropping into the weather systems.

        Coincidentally, there were freak rainstorms in 2011 that inundated the flood plains of central North America, while leaving the southwest and west coast dry as a bone. Then violent tornados struck parts of the south that were considered the strongest ever recorded.

  • I think my work is done here, it is clear that NUke is a dead technology that can never make economic sense, and never really did. thanks for all the plutonium and tritium to prime the bombs with.

    Exelon is extorting the state of Illinois rather then close uneconomical reactors.

    Nuke is toast, put a fork in it. Carbon date it if you wish. But stop with all the lies, here are 93 one liner lies of the nuke industry.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/02/classic-one-liner-lies-of-nuke.html

  • razzz razzz

    'Study: Global consequences from Fukushima-like nuclear disaster; Many nations at risk of ‘great exposure’ — Transport of hot particles to US was especially effective during worst releases after reactor explosions — Radioactivity confined ‘close to surface’ due to seasonal factors'

    Daiichi dirty bombs leading to the raising of radiation background levels worldwide.

  • GOM GOM

    Fukushima II
    Is this why the Arctic is melting..? Or Glowing?
    The Soviets dumped 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 14 REACTORS [5 with spent nuclear fuel, 19 ships contains radioactive waste, 735 pieces of radiation contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with 2 reactors loaded with nuclear fuel. And much more into the Kara/Barents Seas. Much of it is in shallow water. There is concern the K-27 is leaking. Mass marine die-offs. [when ?] Norway Radiation Authority involved.
    I hope someone with knowledge of radiation physics can discuss this.
    AND WHY HAS THE IAEA AND MEMBER STATES, PER REQUEST OF MONACO, held a meeting on GLOBAL MARINE RADIATION?

    • We Not They Finally

      A documentary film that addresses this Russian (and other) dumping is "Secret Nuclear Waste: The Dark Side of Humanity," available on youtube. Fuku is of course still prime concern, but a lot of dumping at sea was done with containers designed to last 20 years at the most and of course, they were never revisited.

      I guess that by now, even the notoriously pro-nuke IAEA cannot ignore it.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, that is one reason why it is melting.. 🙁

    • GOM GOM

      Obe, Russia has asked for emergency help with this. I suspect something bad going on. How in the hell has this been kept quiet? Or is it just the US keeping it out of the news? Has our whole planet been a secret nuke dumping station?

      • Sol Man

        GOM, Did you really have to ask? It seems that all there is in the way of explanation is the hate of the future, the genomes, the children…mass stupidity, with the little people so preoccupied with trying to put food on the table that he whole thing has slid past us and put us into great danger.

        It is far beyond great danger, though, with corrupted genomes we will be no longer. It is a matter of time.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        The entire program has been created to keep the populations distracted, all of them, and under control. Most people are way to busy to see or take the time to see what we here see and understand.

        Not that it's their faults. since fences and corral boards have been put around most minds and lives by the responsibilities that these people believe they must endure in this modern life often referred to as a Helter Skelter existence.

        "Helter Skelter or Helter-skelter, originally meaning confused or disorderly haste"

        All of the world's individual countries need and want to maintain their control over their respective populations and why we have G20 meetings and the likes of the Bilderburg Group etc.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group

        The citizens of the world need to start paying better attention because it will be their lineage that is going to be negatively affected by what they unknowingly are allowing to go on behind the scenes.

        All of these countries are working together, and there should be no doubt about that, and if one wants to much or pushes the wrong buttons or does not cooperate, then they will be dealt with by the others as we now see happening with the small ones.

        I do think there are underlying tensions that could ignite a firestorm, if some of these Nuclear Powers are not careful, and get too greedy, as they all push and shove their toys into their respective sand box corners.

        The sand box is only so large. 1% Money rules the…

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          ..stage and Michio Kaku sees the potential of our planet's future if we make it past this Nuclear Era.

          That is a big if, especially if we are having these Nuclear Reactors blow up in our faces every 7 to 10 years. 🙁

          Shut them all down..Now! 🙂

          Is a very clear message to them all.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        GOM, re: your questions about why we haven't heard of Russia's asking for help in the Arctic, in answer, likely, "all of the above."

  • Igmz Igmz

    Dr Caldicot was a guest speaker on …whatreallyhappened.com radio show last Friday (3rd hour), it was an interesting discussion about nuke weapons mostly, but also some on fuku et al. She directly BEGGED People as a pediatrician to oppose nukes in all ways possible, to educate as many as possible about this issue. She contradicted the idea the anyone could survive a nuke war of even a "limited" kind due to the ensuing nuclear winter, meaning the end of ALL living things, the near instant destruction nearly incomprehensible, and she outlined the hypocrisy and dare I say idiocy of nukes of pretty much all kinds, eg our fearless leader authorizing the refurbishment/replacement of every single warhead in our arsenal to the tune of…A TRILLION DOLLARS (in a DR. Evil-esque voice). Where pray tell oh good DR EEvill, will you store all the waste? What about the new PU pits? For a trillion dollars, betcha I could pay for at least some degree of remediation to the damage we've already done! Ever seen the movie "idiocracy". Stupid, biting, true to life, especially the opening minutes.

  • Igmz Igmz

    To Ontological, specifically, THANK YOU, (I think!, for " with an increase in knowledge comes great sorrow") for opening mine eyes to the sky-damage issue, NM has been so utterly inundated with what I preume to be cesium, the skies bloody pink morning and night. CRAZY here, WIPP etal are literal crimes against humanity, nature, everything, all things. I'm telling everyone nowadays, to look at this obvious sign and hope they they will in turn, even if out of disbelief and thinking me crazy, look for themselves. Much love to you all, this forum and you all have been my faithful companions since way back pre-Fuku to the LA sinkhole days and I have learned so much from many of you over these many nights and days…i find it amazing to have such real ness, experience and unique stories here, to know you all are out there..reminiscent for me of the opening scenes of "The Matrix" where Trinity replies to Neos query "am I alone?"…."No." And neither am I and neither are you.

  • SlicedNDiced

    SENSATIONALISM ALERT – Fortunately for most of us outside Japan the study quoted here does not mention hot particles. The main focus of the study is the spread of radioactivity and only mentions a few specific isotopes. The particles here are primarily Cs137, which are not the traditional "hot particles." That term is usually applied to scarier items; bits of alpha-emitting Plutonium dust, for example. Hot particles are large enough and hot enough to be detected individually by x-ray films or located with a geiger counter.

    Yes Cs137 is "hot" in the generic sense of being radioactive, and the airborne form is *technically* referred to as "particles", but that still doesn't make them "hot particles." There is a different order of biological risk due to several significant differences. Cesium in the atmosphere is referred to as particulate because in bulk it is a solid (i.e., not gaseous), but fission products are formed one atom at a time, not in bulk. In other words we're probably talking vastly smaller particles. Biologically Cesium is a Potassium analog and is thus more active, with a much shorter persistence time in the body. Finally it is a beta emitter, not alpha. Thus the Cesium particles in the study pose a vastly lower health risk (individually) than true hot particles, and implicitly confusing the two is misleading.

    That said, I do applaud the work of Enenews and agree with most of the other commenters.

    • Radioactive cesium stays in the body and causes health problems at very low levels.

      As Little As 10-30 Bq/kg of Cesium Radiation In Kids Causes Health Problems; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/06/as-little-as-10-30-bqkg-of-cesium.html

      • We Not They Finally

        Speaking of cesium, and the article above saying that radioactive dispersion is even worse in winter: Sitting here in Massachusetts on the heels of the great blizzard. Saw on local t.v. yesterday a photo taken of sunset over Central Park in NY Tuesday night when the blizzard had just past. And the commentator was oo-ing and ah-ing because the sunset was so "beautiful." What it was, was a huge pool of flaming hot PINK on a backdrop of PURPLE sky. An extremely freaky cesium-laced sky right here on the East Coast.

        So I was wondering if cold water "snow-outs" might be even more treacherous than warm weather "rain-outs." Or how the wind currents that made for the freak blizzard in the first place, could have increased the radioactivity in the local atmosphere? Because this was completely freaked out, but the local news people were just saying that it was so "beautiful."

        • 4Yahshua

          1~30~5996 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!
          Last Evil Days of "Manmean"! Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns
          VERY SOON! Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED Revelation 14:1
          HalleluYah! Hebrew: "Praise ye Yah!"

          We, the sunset here tonight was flaming florescent bright red about the most we have seen here in 25 years on the Southern CA West Coast. Very shocking. Today the sky was kind of a morbid shiny gray. In the front there were long streaks of the red near the horizon under a layer of aqua blue with the flaming florescent red on top. A sign?

    • We Not They Finally

      SLicedNDiced, I don't know why you called your post "sensationalism alert." Surely, being alarmed at the levels of cesium is in no way "sensationalism." It attacks the heart muscle, for one thing, causing sudden fatal heart attacks, even in young people. (Or look into "Chernobyl heart.")

      It doesn't have to be hot particles to cause fatal damage. Not at all.

      • SlicedNDiced

        "We Not They Finally" (and Dr. Goodheart, to some extent), your point is worth addressing. If you'll reread my post nowhere do I suggest that radioactive Cesium is particularly safe, even in the small quantities one is likely to encounter outside of Japan, but there are levels of risk. Personally I would FAR rather ingest a few Cesium nanoparticles (living in Northern California I probably have) than to have one true macroscopic "hot particle" (which AFAIK have not been detected in North America in large numbers) lodged in my lung. The latter would be a lot more likely to kill me. So I got a real jolt when I found a reference to hot particles in the title of this article. Making things sound even scarier than they already are is sensationalism.

        I'm trying to uphold the credibility of this valuable site by keeping our dear, hard working editor(s) "honest" and maybe educate some of my fellow readers a little bit. I started on this problem some weeks back in response to an article about flesh-eating bacteria, where the editor placed another easily-misinterpreted reference. In that case it was about Polonium, the stuff that notoriously killed Alexander Litvinenko (London, 2006; also, allegedly, Yasir Arafat); one of the absolutely most utterly scary poisons in the universe.

        That reference was embedded in the text of an article. I consider sensationalism more serious when it's right out there in the title.

        • Pete

          Hot Particles were found in April 2011 in Seattle. It was estimated everyone in the Seattle area inhaled at least 10 hot particles on the average.

          https://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/Paper254015.html

          http://www.examiner.com/article/fukushima-deadly-hot-particles-hit-u-s-health-right-violation-video

          • SlicedNDiced

            Whatever the prelevalance of Fukushima hot particles in the US, my original point stands. This article is about a specific scientific paper where the paper doesn't mention hot particles. Adding a reference to the scary topic of hot particles in the article title constitutes sensationalism. The situation is bad enough without overstating the case, and doing so just undermines the credibility of us nuclear critics.

            So Pete, regarding the prevalence of hot particles in the USA, please look again for where that 10 hot particles per person in Seattle datum came from. I followed your links plus some others and didn't find it.

            It would be truly alarming for at least the several million people in the Seattle area IF it were true. Gundersen's video (via examiner.com) shows side-by-side x-ray plates from Fukushima City, Tokyo, and Seattle. The first one looks like the measles, Tokyo looks pretty spotty, but Seattle is basically clean. In the transcript of a longer related video on the Fairewinds site Kaltofen says, "I call this my stop whining graphic because really there is not much happening in Seattle. West Coast of the United States…we are fortunately not seeing it there."

            Gundersen does say that hot particles had been detected in Seattle and Boston, but he passes up the opportunity to say that there were a lot of them. BTW, I never found the link to Kaltofen's paper "Radiation Exposure to the Population in Japan After the Earthquake". Anybody have it?

  • GOM GOM

    Final Post
    There is absolutely no doubt that the so-called 'tipping points' have been reached. The idea that they are still yet future-based is ridiculous. Nobody wants to admit our goose is cooked. The climate has changed, the temperature has risen, the oceans are acidic, the reefs are collapsing, drought is occurring. The warning signs in the 70's were ignored. Now it is too late.
    I don't see it worthwhile to debate issues any longer, or to discuss tipping points. It is pointless at this time.
    We're not willing to make the desperate changes to save ourselves and our world. Our daily actions point this out hundreds of millions of times over, maybe billions. We most certainly share responsibility in the destruction of our home planet. Too many people exploiting too many resources for too long causing many chain reactions. The impact of civilization upon global ecosystems and climate has created huge tidal waves poised to wipe out all lifeforms. This is why collapse is a 100% certainty.
    The final threads are snapping. Cataclysm and catastrophe await us all. Humanity is quite willing to gamble it all secreting hoping that the outcome will be 'not as bad' as it is now being warned around the world. The reality is "human ingenuity" has failed us because it is based mostly on technology, cheap energy and the concept of plenty.
    Nothing short of total industrial and economic shutdown coupled with rapid population reduction will change the outcome. And that will…

    • We Not They Finally

      "Nothing short of total industrial and economic shutdown coupled with rapid population reduction will change the outcome."

      Unfortunately, it won't CHANGE the outcome. It likely IS the outcome! It may not even reverse course because the damage is not only done, but it is built in to escalate ongoing.

      You say that "we're not willing to make the desperate changes to save ourselves and our world," but it's unclear that that is not just "crying over spilt milk."

      You want hope. That much I do "get." I do too. So I in no way want to rule out miracles, scientific or supernatural, either one. And I don't want prolonged suffering for people, and I want all people (especially younger people) who want a good life to have one.

      I'm just at the same time chasm-ing into the "100% certainty" scenario with you. May we all have greater strength.

      • Angela_R

        "You want hope. That much I do "get." I do too. So I in no way want to rule out miracles, scientific or supernatural, either one. And I don't want prolonged suffering for people, and I want all people (especially younger people) who want a good life to have one."

        What a beautiful prayer.

    • Sol Man

      Yes; well stated. What human ingenuity has provided us is a religion that elevates false gods that have been so clever to figure out self-perpetuating, taxpayer-funded, digital ponzis that have said taxpayers on the hook for $trillion$ of OTC derivative bet$ when the counter parties to those deals collapse and are unable to make good on their side of the deals.

      Worship of false gods take the entire charade down; the deadly nuclear industry, OTC derivative deals, the fiat fractional reserve banking system. Bad priorities and no principles got us here.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        +1 Sol Man
        If there were an 'off button' to push, it would be fail, not off.
        No one can bear to fail, so we Ponzi on.

        We will eventually flub it up more, and get a true, unstoppable chain reaction. I sometimes think that is the plan. Ultimate control

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          Ultimate Control IS the plan indeed..But but..there is hope..a giant solarflare could stop the NWO.. 🙂
          But that would melt all NPP's.. 🙁

          Where is Heart and where is Jebus btw.. pls don't leave 🙁

          • GOM GOM

            That is very nice of you. Maybe I can just hang around and post about the 'hidden' stuff I dig up. It just all seems seem pointless.
            sigh…

            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              It's never pointless to bear one another up in such times. I don't know what I would do if you people didn't exist. It's hard to wrap your head around such supreme folly. Denial is only a temporary fix, the bad news will wait for the people slow to catch on.

  • rogerthat

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/01/27/armstrong-co-residents-voice-concerns-over-nuclear-waste-site-cleanup/

    Jan 27, 2015
    Andy Sheehan
    ARMSTRONG COUNTY (KDKA) — It’s one of the largest nuclear waste dumps in the country – and the federal government is spending more than $400 million to clean it up.

    Tuesday night, residents who live nearby had their say about how that should be done.

    They braved the frigid cold to pack a fire hall and voice their concerns about how best to unearth and dispose of hundreds of barrels of radioactive nuclear waste buried on a 144-acre tract in Parks Township.

    “We need to get this thing done this time. We need to get it done right,” said one resident.

    The first attempt to clean up the site failed, after allocating more than $40 million, the feds fired the first contractor for failing to adhere to proper procedures. People in the town do not want to see a repeat of that.

    “We want to be sure that the corps uses their God-given talent to pick a contractor that’s going to ensure our safety … ‘cause right now, I am going through chemotherapy for follicular lymphoma and I don’t want to do that all over again,” said Michael Tartivo of Parks Township. …

  • Another Pacific mass Die Off

    Since Fukushima, 5 MegaMouth Sharks have been killed in the Pacific, one of them just today in the Philippines.

    That might not sound so terrible, after all the Pacific is a Huge Place!

    However, in all of recorded history only 61 MegaMouth Sharks have ever been seen alive, seen dead, or caught. Some have been caught, tagged and released.

    Fukushima is poisoning the ocean with radiation and heavy metals and it is only getting worse. We have discovered that the lower life forms are the first to bio-accumulate radiation and heavy metals, such as plankton and lichens.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/01/fukushima-destroying-pacific-rare-shark.html

    But all the ocean scientists "knows" that the Mega Mouth Sharks are "deep water" sharks, so they are dismissing any link to the Fukushima Radiation.

    Only 61 have ever been seen in the whole world for all time, and now 5 have died in the Pacific Ocean since Fukushima.

    Fact 1: The Mega Mouth is a "filter feeder" one of only 3 types of sharks to filter feed.

    Fact 2: They filter the water for plankton, the first organisms to bio-accumulate radiation

    Fact 3: They live during the day, deep, like 400 to 600 feet, but at night they come up to 40 to 80 feet and filter plankton all night using luminous photophores around it's 1.3 meter wide mouth.

    Fact 4: Almost all the radiation stays in the top 250 feet, see link above for proof, from Woods Hole of all…

    • Angela_R

      What an amazing sea creature stock.

      To me, this is of particular note:
      "The Mega Mouth is a "filter feeder" one of only 3 types of sharks to filter feed.

      Fact 2: They filter the water for plankton, the first organisms to bio-accumulate radiation"

      • Angela_R

        I note the map in the link shows Macquarie Ridge
        Macquarie Island "is the exposed crest of the undersea Macquarie Ridge, raised to its present position where the Indo-Australian tectonic plate meets the Pacific plate. It is a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only place on earth where rocks from the earth’s mantle (6 km below the ocean floor) are being actively exposed above sea-level. These unique exposures include excellent examples of pillow basalts and other extrusive rocks."

        I suspect that there is considerable seismic activity and plate movement that are creating the high waves. However, the depth at which these occur, may mitigate the damage from the high, tsunami like, waves.

        On 23/5/89 there was an 8.1 quake at a depth of 160 kms, and
        on 23/12/2004 another 8.1 also at a depth of 160 kms, north of macquarie island, occuried.

        Three days later, the devastating 9.1 Indonesia earthquake and tsunami followed. The magnitude of the earthquake originally measured 9.0, but has been increased to between 9.1 and 9.3. The revised magnitude raises the event to the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph.
        These two large earthquakes happened on opposite sides of the Indo-Australian Plate. The U.S. Geological Survey sees no evidence of a causal relationship in this incident. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

        Be interested to learn what wave height is currently being experienced around…

      • or-well

        The Ocean
        is like the Atmosphere
        and the Atmosphere
        like the sea, both full
        of rhythmic energy waves
        the same as you and me,
        like Earth where it's solid and deep
        the only difference being speed.

  • Nick

    “Some of the journalists really believed they had a duty not to create a global panic,” Ismail says, “and therefore they had to withhold some of the information they obtained.”

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-10-16/frustrated-japans-coverage-fukushima-crisis-japanese-news-anchor-started

    Time for global panic.

  • 😐

    "…the expected risk magnitude is higher"
    – T. Christoudias and Y. Proestos

    Maybe they should rename 'risk magnitude' to 'death calculation'.

    More people might get it.

  • Socrates

    Anyone see that video about how the Phillipines bought reactors in the 70s? The nuclear power plant at Battan (as I recall) cost billions with cost over-runs. The money was all borrowed. It was built on an earthquake fault. Starting to sound familiar? It could never be run because it was too dangerous. The dictator du jour siphoned off money. The USA under Carter still approved the deal.

    The third world is a great place to build nuke plants. The use of this business model means that the people get stuck repaying the loans approved by the dictator, the nuclear industry makes a fortune, and the risk is absorbed by the people. India just did such a nuclear deal. The USA gives kudos to leaders who buy American. We can sell fuel and parts with limited liability.

    This business model insures more meltdowns and potential cross-border fallout. This is the fate of mankind. Oil, gas and coal are killing us too. The use of CONG energy and petroleum fertilizers and pesticides has leveraged the population capacity. All of civilization faces an ecological collapse that will be precipitous. The way down will not be as smooth as the ascent. I see no way any of this will change because of greed. Investors want to make money. There is no consideration of the externalized and true costs.

  • jec jec

    Youtube video of January 2015 with high rads for California..and guess what! Journalists play it down. Now, can it be proved WHERE the rads came from? YES it needs to be tested by EPA or the silly 'professor" who likely is paid by the nuke lobby..who down plays where it came from..just a "few extra cancers",really..??? Not if YOU have cancer and the rates are going up!!! and up…

    http://techandgadgetnews.com/hot-geiger-counter-fuels-fukushima-radiation-fear-west-coast-video/
    the video on Youtube has gone viral with over 1M hits…

  • rogerthat

    http://www.naturalnews.com/048440_killer_whales_Fukushima_radiation_extinction.html

    West Coast orcas experiencing 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifts across ocean

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 by: Daniel Barker

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sick sea lions wash ashore in California; rescuers brace for bad year
    Jan 30 2015

    http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sick-california-sea-lions-20150130-story.html

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Bracing? ..Bracing? How so?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    These are just the death pangs of a now dying world that can not be saved..very sad. 🙁

    Dead animals seen anywhere in nature means, that the food chain/ecological process has been compromised and nature is no longer doing what/functioning as it is suppose/designed to do.

    There will be many more death pang signs in the near future… 🙁

    Thanks Nuclear!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    West Coast orcas experiencing 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifts across ocean
    http://www.naturalnews.com/048440_killer_whales_Fukushima_radiation_extinction.html#ixzz3QPbJegQQ

    "Scientists have also noticed odd behavior among orcas recently. Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, senior marine mammal scientist at the Vancouver Aquarium, has been "sounding the alarm" over the unprecedented mortality rate and the changes in behavior seen in orca pods off the coast of Canada and Alaska.

    Dr. Barrett-Lennard says that he and other scientists have noticed that the mammals have become strangely quiet over the past two summers. When teams went out to study the pods and record their vocalizations as part of their normal research routine, they were surprised at how little the cetaceans were communicating with each other:

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      That just rips my heart out. Are we going to have a 100% mortality rate one day? Oh you beastly titans of industry, it's the amber world for us, thanks a lot. Oh well…
      " Be cheerful, sir: Our revels now are ended. These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air: and like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." William Shakespeare.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Link: Jan 29 2015

  • Sol Man

    Some Astral Weeks, thanks much, Van.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ech6pZoBJ4

    Love,
    Sol Man

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