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At 12:15 PM 11/9/2012, peter caplan wrote:
>Exactly, Steve.  That was my immediate reaction 
>on seeing the headline and the lead 
>paragraph.  When I see a headline like this, 
>alarm bells go off.  What kind of source is 
>this, I ask myself?  Where did they get their 
>info? Cheapo shock journalism makes the work of 
>demystifying science more difficult, and posting 
>it just helps propagate the noise that is 
>drowning out and helping discredit the serious 
>research and informed activism that's going on.
>
>Sorry, Mitch,  as a meteorologist  and 
>co-ordinator of  a sister website, 
>dcmetrosftp.org I find that with the 
>responsibility we all have in helping to educate 
>ourselves and the public about the basic facts 
>and the menace of climate change, seeing this 
>kind of stuff here is disconcerting.  I do 
>appreciate all the effort you've put in on the 
>nuclear power issue, but don't you think that it 
>should be the responsibility of those who post 
>articles here to do a bit of their own 
>source-evaluation and fact-checking (for 
>example, as Mandi has done in this case)?

My answer to you, peter, is YES. I hadn't fully 
read the article before I posted it. It IS, 
however, making the rounds, and some of the 
specific debunking here is helpful to me. I 
thought that the author's credentials were 
impressive enough to re-post, without fine-sifting.

My bad.

Mitchel


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>Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:24:59 -0800
>From: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
>To: [log in to unmask]
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>Seems to be a sign of the times. SFTP was about 
>empowering people to control the impact of 
>science and technology for their benefit not corporate profit & militarism
>I seem to spend most of my time these days 
>arguing with other activists about  9/11, 
>vaccine/autism, cloud seeding/geo-engineering & 
>other techno-conspiracy theories.
>On Nov 8, 2012, at 10:54 PM, Mandi Smallhorne 
><<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>Nope, donít think so. I had a rummage online 
>when I saw this Ė it appears on 
><http://rense.com>rense.com, and that seems to be a conspiracy-theory site.
>Mandi
>
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>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of peter caplan
>Sent: 08 November 2012 08:09 PM
>To: 
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>Subject: Re: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
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>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: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>Subject: Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
>To: 
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>Super-Storm Sandy Powered By Fukushima Weather Effects
>By Yoichi Shimatsu
>10-31-12
><http://rense.com/general95/sssandy.html>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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