The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
The author argues that the capitalist paradigm of development can neither mitigate climate change nor address the needs of the world's poor. What's needed instead is redistribution of wealth and an abandonment of the logic of capitalism.
The author argues that using nuclear power for desalination may be appropriate in some cases, but is generally inappropriate in China; and that thorium-based reactors are more a technology of the future than of the present.
The author argues that many developing countries contemplate adoption of nuclear power because they devote too much focus to energy security and too little to energy delivery systems and end-use energy infrastructure.