Antonioni, Nuclear power, Whales, Iceland, Darwin
Michelangelo Antonioni retrospective Chauvel November 2006
Nuclear Power Cost: hr
The last nuclear power plant in Britain, Sizewell "B", went in service in 1995, and cost about $3 per Watt about ten times the cost of a gas-fired plant.
Photovoltaic Solar Cells cost: ecobusinesslinks
So PV costs about 50% more to build than nuclear. It seems clear that PV costs will decline.
For PC one has to add the inverter & installation costs, but operating costs are minimal.
If every house roof gets PV cells, expect a number of deaths from falls. Not completely safe.
But nuclear should be forced to pay unsubsidised insurance for worst-case accidents. Not bloody likely. Nuclear should also amortise the cost of security guards for 250,000 years. Again, not bloody likely
'Organic' photovoltaics are being talked about for $0.2/per Watt, but not stable yet.
Reading Helen Caldicott's 'Nuclear Power is not the answer', noted a quote from Time magazine
Paul Blanche "A knowledgeable terrorist inside a control room can cause a meltdown in fairly short order" Time 20Jun2005
- that sends a chill down the spine. I had hoped that they made reactors kind of 'fail-safe'
Note to Helen C: the 1996 Tritium leak from Pickering4 was 50 trillion becquerels
ie 1300 Curies , not 50 Trillion Curies (page 116). Still Tritium is unpleasant to drink, it gets into your DNA.
HC goes into detail about proposed 'Inherently Safe' pebble reactors. If air gets in, the graphite pebbles catch fire. Wormwood was burning graphite.
I should think in no part of the world a more war-like race of inhabitants could be found than the New Zealanders. Their conduct in first seeing a Ship, as described by Capt. Cook, strongly illustrates this. The act of throwing volleys of stones at so great & novel an object as a ship & their defiance of "come on shore & we will kill & eat you all" shows uncommon boldness.
..there are many English residents. - These latter are of the most worthless character; & amongst them are many run away convicts from New South Wales. There are many grog spirit shops, & the whole population is addicted to drunkenness & all kinds of vice.
Iceland claims there are 25,000 fin whales nearby, and they aim to hunt and torture a bunch of them to death.
Write to these Icelandic whale watching companies,
Tell them its grotesque to profit from whale-watching,
and then to torture whales to death.
Tell them the 'Boycott Iceland' movement is underway
tell this guy also:
Prime Minister's Office
and the tourism board
Also: write to this "how do you like iceland" blog
and leave a comment,
something like this:
How do I like Iceland?
the same way I like any creeps who hunt, and torture, rare and beautiful wild animals
I wish you all the bad luck in the world.
Keep up with the good ship 'Farley Mowat'
70south seashepherd seashepherd
buy a hat, or a tee.
Whales needed to stir the sea:
the yearly amount of chemical power stored by phytoplankton in the form of new organic matter = 63 terawatts (terra = E12) 2001, humans consumed 13.5 tW
..1 terawatt of it is chemical power fortune in mechanical energy..swimming motions.. stirring may equal climate control.
biosphere mixing ..one third the power required to bring the deep, cold waters .. to the surface..
The Cuvier’s beaked whales dove to maximum depths of nearly 1,900 meters .. maximum duration of 85 minutes..the deepest confirmed dives reported from any air-breathing animal.
fisetin protects and promotes survival of cultured neurons and boosts memory in healthy mice ..Besides strawberries, fisetin is found in tomatoes, onions, oranges, apples, peaches, grapes, kiwifruit and persimmons...it would take about 10 pounds a day to achieve a beneficial effect,
Bug needs radiation:
..Oct. 20 Science...a newly cracked rock seeping water in a gold mine near Johannesburg
Genetic analyses revealed bacterial species.. dominated by ..Firmicutes. Other Firmicutes are from hydrothermal vents.
..the underground Firmicutes lost contact ..3-25 million years ago
..The microbes use hydrogen for respiration.. ..radioactive decay of uranium, thorium, and potassium .. radiation breaks down water, releasing hydrogen.
..Firmicutes use hydrogen for respiration. .energy from the reaction of hydrogen and sulfate..
Psychiatry used for indefinite detention: thesun
..British-born fugitive, who is from a Pakistani background
.. arrested in Pakistan..said to have received training with Mohammad Sidique Khan .. said to have been a close pal of Asid Muhammad Hanif..
The suspect was allowed to return to Britain ..
But two weeks ago — after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act — he escaped through a window of West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth.
sjlendman ++ lefty
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