Friday, June 06, 2008

Rejecting 'Change We Can Believe In', International Energy Agency Calls For Construction Of 1,400 Nuclear Power Plants By 2050

"The world needs to invest $45 trillion in energy in coming decades, build some 1,400 nuclear power plants and vastly expand wind power in order to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to an energy study released Friday.

The report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency envisions a "energy revolution" that would greatly reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels while maintaining steady economic growth." ...

Associated Press "Study Calls for ‘Energy Revolution’" New York Times June 6, 2008

"Greenpeace says new data suggests 270,000 additional cancers and 93,000 fatal cancer cases will be caused by Chornobyl. Other estimates say 200,000 people have already died in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. At least three million more have been sickened by the accident, a third of them children.

Above, Alec Zhloba, a five-year-old suffering from leukemia, [contemplates "change we can believe in"] in a children's cancer unit at a hospital in Gomel, Belarus, on March 19, 1996."

CBC News "The catastrophe of Chornobyl, Ukraine" April 26, 2006


June 5, 2008

First Ukrainian "chernobyl heart" kids surgery trip completed . . . 17 lives saved

Chernobyl Children's Project International


Photo credit: (c) Efrem Lukstaky/Associated Press. 2006. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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