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US regulators open SMR emergency planning debate

World Nuclear News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:45
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory basis for new emergency preparedness requirements for small modular reactors and new technologies such as non-light water reactor facilities. A regulatory basis is an early stage in the NRC's rulemaking process.

IAEA aims to strengthen African nuclear security

World Nuclear News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 06:01
The International Atomic Energy Agency this month launched a project to enhance regulatory frameworks for nuclear security in African countries.

Toshiba creates subsidiaries 'to maximise value'

World Nuclear News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:52
Toshiba Corp said today it will establish its four in-house companies as wholly-owned subsidiaries and aim to "to maximise the value of each business". As of 1 October, it will split off its Energy Systems & Solutions Company, and the Nuclear Energy Systems & Solutions Division, and transfer them to a newly established company.

Climate Marches Aren’t About Science — They’re About Trump

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:20
By CRAIG RUCKER and DAVID ROTHBARD 4/21/2017 Organizers promised that hundreds of thousands would participate in an April 22 March for Science planned for hundreds of cities worldwide and an April 29 People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. These events have no more to do with science or climate change than do UN programs or the [...]

The ‘March for Science’ Is Actually a Threat to Science Itself

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:23
BY TYLER O’NEIL Scholars in the fields of biology, ethics, environment, and economics attacked the upcoming “March for Science,” scheduled for Earth Day this coming Saturday, as a threat to the public appreciation of science. They argued that a politicization of science following the rhetoric of the “Women’s March” against President Donald Trump would be [...]

CBS News: An 11-Year-Old Is Suing Trump for His Climate Skepticism – Kid declares: ‘Trump is a climate change denier’

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:21
BY PJ VIDEO APRIL 21, 2017 CHAT 83 COMMENTS CBS News celebrated an eleven-year-old who is suing President Trump for his climate change skepticism. The kid, Avery McRae, said, “Trump is not doing anything to help stop climate change. He’s a climate change denier, and we’re going to prove that to — to the world.” [...]

Craziest activist photos from the #marchforscience #sciencemarchdc

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:12
Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago April 22, 2017 Their true colors shine brightly: This Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, [...]

‘March For Science’: ‘The whole march parodies itself’ – ‘Not even Hitler doubted climate change’

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:08
BY STEVEN HAYWARD IN SCIENCE SCENES FROM THE SCIENCE MARCH The “March for Science” is underway today, featuring the usual mountebanks like Michael Mann and Bill Nye. Liberals sure are fond of marching. It is doubtful that this march represents a true cross-section of actual scientists, but you never know. In any case, the whole [...]

Live Poor & ‘Green!’: World’s ‘Greenest’ People Live In Ridiculously Poor Authoritarian Regimes

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:00
By ANDREW FOLLETT – Daily Caller A new report ranking countries with “the most environmentally friendly people” shows the greenest nations are also some of the poorest in the world. A MoneySuperMarket report listed Mozambique, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe as having “the most environmentally friendly people in the world,” while ranking Americans as being some of [...]

Earth Day Must Divorce Itself From The Climate Scare

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:53
By Tom Harris All sensible people are environmentalists. We want to enjoy clean air, land, and water and we like to think that future generations will live in an even better environment. These were the original objectives of Earth Day and I am happy to have presented at Earth Day events in the early 1990s. [...]

Believe It! Global Warming Hiatus Real, Chinese And Japanese Scientists Affirm

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:51
By P Gosselin on 22. April 2017 Slowdown: The braked warming of the last one and a half decades and its reasons By Dr. Sebastian Lüning und Prof. Fritz Vahrenhholt (German text translated by P Gosselin) Stefan Rahmstorf is against the notion of a warming hiatus. In his eyes it doesn’t exist. Instead he prefers [...]

‘March for Science’: Politics Disguised as Science: When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:49
By JAY RICHARDS Published on April 19, 2017 • 99 Comments Jay Richards This week’s March for Science is odd. Marches are usually held to defend something that’s in peril. Does anyone really think big science is in danger? The mere fact that the March was scheduled for Earth Day betrays what the event is really [...]

CNN criticized on Earth Day for daring to air a climate skeptic

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:43
By Thomas Lifson There was a certain melancholy about Earth Day 2017. The decades of failed predictions of doom, those damn frackers giving us cheap gas back, and now the Trump administration cutting regulations. No wonder some of the front men are getting a little testy. Like Bill Nye, the guy who doesn’t have a [...]

CBS Evening News Runs Story on Heartland Institute ‘Climate Realist’ Joe Bast for Earth Day

Climate Depot - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:39
By Jim Lakely Earth Day coverage dominated the CBS Evening News on April 22, as one might expect. A glowing report on the March for Science opened the show, and there were three other stories about climate change. What distinguished tonight’s CBS Evening News from every other edition ever aired was the inclusion of a perspective [...]

Analysis: ‘March for Science a Dud’ 

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:56
https://stream.org/march-science-dud By WILLIAM M BRIGGS April 22, 2017 William M Briggs I am pleased to report the asinine March “for” “Science” has been a dud. Organizers lit the fuse of what they thought was going to be an enormous stick of dynamite. Wait until you hear the boom, honey! But what they got was tiny [...]

March for Science rallies take aim at climate change skepticism, proposed budget cuts

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:46
March for Science rallies were held across the country Saturday in response to what organizers and attendees see as increasing attacks on science and concerns about looming cuts in government spending. “When scientists were told on January 25 to be silent, this rally was conceived,” poet Jane Hirshfield told a rain-soaked crowd at a rally [...]

Watch CNN Debate: Bill Nye blows gasket when a real scientist Dr. Will Happer schools him on ‘climate change’

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:38
By Chris Enloe – The Blaze Bill Nye, known for his 1990’s science kid’s show who has since become an outspoken advocate on “climate change,” accused CNN of doing a “disservice” to its audience on Saturday by having a real scientist on their network to discuss climate change. The CNN “New Day Saturday” panel, which included Nye [...]

Analysis: Stand up and ‘March for Science’ say people who don’t know what science is

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:32
The March for Science is on Saturday. Will J Grant and Rod Lambert struggled with the message behind the “March for Science” at The Conversation. We should march, they said a month ago, because “science is a human process”, which will be news to people who thought science was about evidence and reason instead. Source: [...]

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:32
Jon Gabriel, Ed. April 21, 2017 38 COMMENTS Saturday is Earth Day — an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, [...]

March “for Science” — an attempt to replace the failing Earth Day

Climate Depot - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:30
Today, the misnomer “March for Science” is trying to take over the aging faded Earth Day. It’s an attempt to steal the good brand “Science” yet again for other causes. Once upon a time, Earth Day used to mean something. Back in 1970, 20 million people took part, 12,000 events were held: Congress took the [...]
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