Fission Future: Why nuclear power is crucial in the battle for climate change and why fission (nuclear)phobia needs to be combatted. meeting ID 593 060 217. password 619 775

Start: Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:00 PM

End: Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:30 PM

Isuru Seneviratne, Nuclear New York

On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency.

New York leads the nation in setting ambitious climate goals, including economy-wide decarbonization by 2050. Electricity demand will inevitably grow as we electrify our cars, home heating, and industries. Our climate goals are threatened by additional fossil-fired generation due to the premature permanent closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

The IPCC has challenged humanity to make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to sustain a livable planet. Part of that change has to be dropping long-held prejudices about nuclear... at least long enough to evaluate the actual evidence on climate, human health, and ecological footprint of all energy sources.

Closing Indian Point will create a climate debt that will take decades to pay off. But a few of us are getting together to fight this multi-decade carbon lock-in. XR's #1 demand is "tell the truth” and together we can move mountains.

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 23, between 4 PM and 5 PM, Nuclear New York Invites you to join us in Zoom teach-in with:

1. Len Rodberg from Queens College will explain why the closing of Indian Point is premature, uniformed and has more to do with economic decisions by its owner, the Governor's misinformed fear of anything nuclear and fear-mongering campaigns by anti-humanist organizations. The consequences of which are that New York State’s advanced CLCPA law will be very hard to implement now since the renewables simply alone can not make the 2030 goals

2. Dietmar Detering will question the IP shut down by comparing it with other places where similar actions have taken on a similar or larger scale, namely, Japan & Germany. Their renewables are also working in “partnership” with coal and other fossil fuels. Dietmar will discuss the consequences of this poisonous partnership. He will also talk about the changes since Fukushima 2011 and the panic it caused, discuss emissions in the electricity sector for GHG and particulates and long term view.

3. Isuru Seneviratne will be talking about what the Indian Point shutdown(s) mean for New York’s environment; the increases of Methane and PM 2.5 emission we have to expect and the pollution contributing outcome of the two just opened gas burning plants in Hudson Valley. He will talk about methane production and show why methane emissions are much higher and therefore more dangerous than previously thought. Isuru will show the distribution of gas in NYS and give you an insight on the so-called “peakers”.

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In Peace and Solidarity,

Paul van Linden Tol

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