Energy for Humanity: Nuclear Power - Propaganda and Greenwash

Energy for Humanity: Nuclear Power - Propaganda and Greenwash

Energy for Humanity, Nuclear Pride, new NPPs & Propaganda
A few years after the devastating nuclear accidents of Fukushima and Tschernobyl, which both resulted in extremely high numbers of casualties, the international nuclear lobby decided to shun the limelight for a little while. But apparently it takes more than just two global disasters to bring them down for good. The global nuclear society, the old and powerful networks between enterprises, lobbyists and nuclear parties are still very much in tact. Even though renewable energies are on the rise in the western world, and many outdated nuclear power plants are going offline, dictatorships and economically weak countries continue to establish new nuclear power plants. That is one of the reasons why new NPP’s are promoted so massively in 2018. The nuclear power plant operators make a big effort to try and win over the wary public after Fukushima and Tschernobyl. Consequently cunning campaigns are run and used to cover up facts, to spread half-truths and to boast.

Energy for Humanity und Nuclear Pride Coalition and their new enforcement strategies
The only thing that has changed over the years are the propaganda and enforcement strategies that are being utilized. In former times, conflicts revolving around nuclear energy, protection of the environment and climate were argued out between environmentalists and opposing enterprises. Unfortunately the environmentalist movement today still thinks and acts upon outdated ways of thinking and conflict patterns. Nowadays those conflicts are being ‘outsourced’. It is alarming how all over Germany organisations of the nuclear and coal corporate groups, foundations and faked citizen initiatives like ‘Nuclear pride’ and “Mothers for Nuclear” are supporting the usage of nuclear power plants and coal power stations while fighting environmentally friendly renewable energies.

The usage of nuclear energy in old swiss NPP’s is a danger to human life and environment. Uranium mining, uranium enrichment and the production of fuel elements have devastating effects on the environment, cause illnesses and even lead to death. Furthermore Nuclear Power Plants emit cancerous nuclear radiation while in standart operation. Disasters like a nuclear accident or terror attack are possible at any time and therefore the life and health of hundreds of thousands of people is under constant threat. Huge areas of landmass would be inhabitable for several human generations. Powerful Swiss nuclear groups have a big undemocratic influence on politics and their attempts at greenwashing and propaganda are very effective. Groups like “Falken am Kühlturm des AKW Leibstadt” and “Energy for Humanity” are being used to distract from the danger a NPP poses. Fact is that the nuclear waste we produce and bury today will continue to emit dangerous levels of radiation for millions of years and could potentially threaten the lifes of future generations.

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Nuklear Pride und Greenscamming

"Greenscamming ist eine PR-Technik, bei der umweltfreundlich klingende Namen und Bezeichnungen für Organisationen oder Produkte ausgewählt werden, die nicht umweltfreundlich sind. Eine häufig angewandte Greenscamming-Methode besteht z.B. darin, dass sich Anti-Umwelt-Organisationen umweltfreundlich bzw. „grün“ klingende Namen geben, die ein Interesse am Umweltschutz suggerieren, um die Öffentlichkeit über ihre wahren Absichten und Motive zu täuschen. (…) In diesem Zusammenhang verweist er auf eine von der Union of Concerned Scientists angefertigte Liste von Klimaleugnerorganisationen, die auch 43 vom Ölkonzern Exxon finanzierte Organisationen enthalte. Keine einzige dieser Organisationen trage dort einen Namen, aus dem man ihr Eintreten gegen Klimaschutz ableiten könne. (...)
Beispiele für Greenscamming-Organisationen sind die National Wetland Coalition, Friends of Eagle Mountain, The Sahara Club, The Alliance for Environment and Resources, The Abundant Wildlife Society of North America, die Global Climate Coalition, das National Wilderness Institute, die Environmental Policy Alliance des Center for Organizational Research and Education und das American Council on Science and Health. Hinter diesen vorgeblichen Umweltschutzorganisationen verbergen sich vor allem die Interessen von Wirtschaftsbranchen. Beispielsweise stehen hinter der National Wetland Coalition Erdöl-Bohrunternehmen und Immobilienentwickler, während sich hinter den Friends of Eagle Mountain ein Bergbauunternehmen verbarg, das Tagebaugruben in Mülldeponien umwandeln möchte. Hinter der Global Climate Coalition standen wiederum Wirtschaftsunternehmen, die gegen staatlich verordnete Klimaschutzmaßnahmen kämpften. Weitere Greenscam-Organisationen sind das US Council for Energy Awareness, hinter dem die Kernenergieindustrie steht, die Wilderness Impact Research Foundation, die Holzfäller- und Viehzüchter-Interessen vertritt, und die American Environmental Foundation, die eine Interessenvertretung von Grundstücksbesitzern ist.
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