Tag Archives: irrational fears

¥50 trillion for renewables needed to end nuke power

The nation will have to invest at least ¥50 trillion in renewable energy by 2030 if nuclear power is completely phased out, the government estimated Tuesday.

It also predicted that households would see their monthly energy bills, including gas and other sources, nearly double if the phaseout goal is to be reached by 2030, rising to as high as ¥32,243 on average, compared with ¥16,900 in 2010. Continue reading

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Thirst for Energy Shapes Japan’s Ties

Russia and Japan are poised to seal an agreement this weekend that could lead to a liquefied-natural-gas shipping terminal in this far eastern city, in the latest sign of how Japan’s heightened quest for energy is shaping its relations with the rest of the world. Continue reading

Alleged GM experiment raises fear for parents

The parents of children in Hunan province who took part in a study allegedly involving genetically modified rice have expressed concerns over possible health hazards. The move comes as one of the authors of the study, Yin Shi’an, denied that the project used GM food. Continue reading

James Conca: Germany — Insane Or Just Plain Stupid?

After the tsunami destroyed the Fukushima plants, Germany moved quickly to shut eight nuclear power plants, and made plans do away completely with their nuclear capability. Continue reading

Nuclear waste seeks a home

Picture this: you’ve lived in the same house for more than half a century, and never taken out the garbage. Continue reading

Eye-roller: Nicholas Kristof does Big Tobacco

Big Chem, Big Harm? – NEW research is demonstrating that some common chemicals all around us may be even more harmful than previously thought. It seems that they may damage us in ways that are transmitted generation after generation, imperiling not only us but also our descendants. Continue reading

Food processing: Telling the other side of the story

Longtime journalist says antagonism toward processed food requires strong, consistent response. Continue reading

Sarah Wolpow: Telling my children about climate change

These poor kids are apparently being raised by a gibbering lunatic. I had thought the piece was an enviro-spoof – funny and almost plausible but no, this dipstick is actually trying to terrorize her own children on the basis of PlayStation® climatology: Continue reading

Argentine Locals Want Power Transformers Out of Neighborhoods

Limits on electromagnetic radiation emissions by power stations in Argentina do not respect the precautionary principle. Continue reading

Japan Weighs End to Nuclear Power

The Japanese government is likely to decide to eliminate all nuclear power over the next two decades in a new long-term energy plan that comes amid strong public opposition to atomic energy and ahead of national elections expected in the next few months, said government officials familiar with policy discussions. Continue reading

Activists in Argentina Expect Landmark Ruling against Agrochemicals

Over glyphosate? It’s safe to say this ruling is consistent with complete nonsense. Continue reading

Matt Ridley: Apocalypse Not: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About End Times

Who or what will cause the 2012 apocalypse? This is the question posed by the website 2012apocalypse.net. “super volcanos? pestilence and disease? asteroids? comets? antichrist? global warming? nuclear war?” the site’s authors are impressively open-minded about the cause of the catastrophe that is coming at 11:11 pm on december 21 this year. but they have no doubt it will happen. after all, not only does the Mayan Long Count calendar end that day, but “the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years.” Case closed: Sell your possessions and live for today. Continue reading

Activists at their most offensive: INSIGHT-Big Food girds for California GMO fight

This assault brought to you by Big Organic Continue reading

Antonia Zerbisias: Is Toronto ready for climate change?

Take four parts various disaster stories, add at least one part subsidy farming scam, mix with crony capitalism and get one idiot Toronto Star “feature”: Continue reading

Michael D. Lemonick: Hold Your Rejoicing About Those Falling CO2 Emissions

Lemons, sour as ever. “Remember global warming? You know, that worldwide disaster we were all so worried about way back in 2011?

Well actually, Lemons, we’ve never worried about it because examination of the “issue” has always shown it to be unworthy of a second thought. Every time someone gets their knickers in a knot we have another look to see if any evidence has turned up yet and all we ever find is yet more garbage PlayStation® climatology and pointless panic. Time you panic merchants either put up or shut up. Continue reading

Fracking concerns are legitimate, international energy chief says

The head of the International Energy Agency took aim at natural gas producers that dismiss public concerns about hydraulic fracturing, calling on them to increase transparency of the controversial extraction technique. Continue reading

Modified food will be on voters’ menu

The  controversy  stupidity over genetically engineered food has moved up the chain, all the way to the ballot box.

If they do something so asinine they should also have labels on organic food reading something along the lines of “Grown in shit without the chemicals that protect your safety” – it’s only providing information to help consumers make informed choices… Continue reading

Andrew Orlowski: Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

Geothermal: what the frack is wrong with that? Continue reading

Politicians struggle to limit genetically altered fish

The latest move by politicians to limit or ban the sale of genetically modified fish has been stymied. Continue reading

Luboš Motl reviews “Earth 2100″

Sorry, I won’t proofread the text below because I found the program extraordinarily stupid and decided that I have already wasted way too much time with it. Apologies for all the mistakes in the text below that remain uncorrected.Continue reading