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On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:36 AM, Mandi Smallhorne <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Well, Mitchel, I will leave the physics to others, but I think the fact
> that NO mention is made of any science demonstrating that radiation
> particles are, in fact, electrically charging the atmosphere is one reason.
> The second is in this paragraph:****
>
> The climate scientists, many of them meteorologists funded directly or
> indirectly by the nuclear-power industry, are predictably laying the blame
> for Sandy and other freakish storms on "global warming". The build-up of
> carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as deplorable as it is, remains still too
> low and gradual to account for a storm on the scale of Sandy and this past
> year's off-season weather anomalies.
> I know and deal with a fair number of climate scientists, and have yet to
> come across one who is funded in any way by the nuclear industry. And
> speaking as a journalist and member of the South African Science
> Journalists Association, when any journalist makes claims like either of
> these, he or she is only credible when they give a source. This article is
> utterly source-free, and yet makes sweeping statements which demand sources.
> ****
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> Mandi****
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> *From:* Science for the People Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Mitchel Cohen
> *Sent:* 09 November 2012 09:02 AM
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> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects****
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> Of course, the fact that it appears on Rense does not make it untrue.
>
> It would be good if Peter or Mandi would say why this is invalid, rather
> than just dissing it.
>
> Mitchel
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> At 01:54 AM 11/9/2012, Mandi Smallhorne wrote:
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> Nope, donít think so. I had a rummage online when I saw this Ė it appears
> on rense.com, and that seems to be a conspiracy-theory site.
> Mandi
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> *From:* Science for the People Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]>]
> *On Behalf Of *peter caplan
> *Sent:* 08 November 2012 08:09 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
>
>
> Excellent spoof (I assume).  This Shimatsu guy could get a job with Faux
> News.****
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> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 01:52:53 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
> To: [log in to unmask]****
>
> *Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
> *By Yoichi Shimatsu
> 10-31-12
> http://rense.com/general95/sssandy.html****
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> The super-storm that pounded the Atlantic Seaboard showed telltale signs
> of the global atmospheric effects from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.
> Sandy can be added to the list of unseasonable or freakish weather events
> of 2012, including "winter tornadoes" that swept areas of the U.S. in
> January and the "derechos" or straight-line thunderstorms that smashed into
> Washington D.C. in July.
>
> Why did Sandy form over the Atlantic Ocean, several weeks after the end of
> the autumn hurricane season? The answer was there in the daily weather
> reports throughout October. Months ahead of its normal southward dip, the
> northern jet stream arced downed across the western half of the United
> States. The high-pressure zone dropped temperatures to unseasonably cool
> numbers west of the Mississippi, and thus conversely trapped hot and moist
> air over the eastern states and Atlantic Ocean.
>
> The yin-and-yang of a North American continent bifurcated between a cool
> West and warm East is what gave birth to Sandy. The humidity built up
> outside the Caribbean, formed into hurricane Sandy, and then spiraled into
> the Bahamas, killing some 60 people. Next in line for destruction: the vast
> swath between the Carolinas and New England, with unprecedented flood
> damage to the Big Apple and New Jersey.
>
> The Eastern Seaboard crisis is not over. Now that Sandy has passed, its
> heat dissipates. The resulting drop in air pressure allows the jet stream's
> cold front to move into a vacuum, condensing airborne moisture into snow
> and hail. Blizzards are already hitting West Virginia with more soon to
> come.
>
> *Radiation Energizes The Skies
>
> *The jet stream flowing across northeast Japan, across the Northern
> Pacific and then over Canada and the northern states, carries tons of
> radioactive particles from Fukushima that are electrically-charging the
> atmosphere. The high energy from those isotopes is triggering cloud
> formation while amplifying wind, precipitation and lightning...and
> propelling destructive storms across North America and on into Europe.
>
> The climate scientists, many of them meteorologists funded directly or
> indirectly by the nuclear-power industry, are predictably laying the blame
> for Sandy and other freakish storms on "global warming". The build-up of
> carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as deplorable as it is, remains still too
> low and gradual to account for a storm on the scale of Sandy and this past
> year's off-season weather anomalies.
>
> In a similar denial, nuclear scientists working for Japanese utilities are
> claiming that hydrogen gas - not nuclear isotopes - led to the massive
> explosions that devastated the Fukushima reactors. In both cases, the gross
> disproportion between cause and effect is like the difference between a
> mouse and a whale - butterfly effect notwithstanding, since the butterflies
> of Fukushima are facing extinction.
>
> Nuclear power is far more dangerous in its vast array of harmful, deadly
> effects than the public and regulators have been led to believe by industry
> lobbyists. It was no less than atomic-bomb creator Robert Oppenheimer who
> stated that the act of splitting the atom - the unleashing nuclear energy -
> is "the destroyer of worlds". As it stands after Fukushima, our world is
> the next to be utterly wiped out - if the nuclear industry is allowed to
> get away with its violence against life.
>
> *Time-bombs set to explode
>
> *Now that New Jersey and New York City have had a taste of what a few
> damaged reactors halfway around the world can do, the time has come for a
> closer look at the many "world destroyers" scattered across the United
> States. The New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power station came within a
> hair's breadth on the flood-line from a total knockout of electrical
> systems, which could have triggered a catastrophic meltdown.
>
> In Louisiana, the Napoleonville sinkhole is spewing radiation, with the
> probable source been the Waterford nuclear plant located atop the very same
> aquifer. Nuclear particles bubbling out along the Gulf Coast, whose warm
> waters add to the force of hurricanes, is a looming threat to public
> safety, to say the least.
>
> The Department of Energy is hiding the facts about the many deadly
> consequences and unthinkable risks of nuclear power, even as NASA conducts
> satellite studies of the damage inflicted to the atmosphere by continual
> Fukushima radiation releases. Both presidential candidates are partisans
> and protectors of the nuclear industry, particularly Exelon, operator of
> crippled Oyster Creek, and Entergy, which runs accident-prone Waterford and
> Indian Point plants. The damaged reactors in Japan were designed by GE and
> Westinghouse...and the chickens are coming home to roost.
>
> Soon after their shocked reaction to the Fukushima meltdowns, residents
> along the Atlantic Seaboard went right back to sleep, assuming that fallout
> from halfway around the planet could not threaten their lives. Their
> comfort zone, reinforced by a sold-out news media and bought politicians,
> proved to be a false sense of security. The storm has passed but the
> underlying problem will not go away until a total ban is imposed on nuclear
> power.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> *Yoichi Shimatsu is a science journalist based in Hong Kong and former
> editor of the Japan Times weekly edition in Tokyo.
>
> *
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