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 authors argue that plutonium reprocessing and breeder reactors can't be properly judged based solely on today's economics. Rather, discussions about long-term, sustainable sources of energy must be based on long-term economic prospects.
The author argues that intellectual property rights represent a real obstacle to the diffusion of low-carbon technology in developing countries, but developed nations behave in a manner suggesting that developing countries’ legitimate concerns are not even worthy of discussion.
The author argues that pessimism is justified regarding the long-term goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from the world, but optimism is justified when it comes to reducing nuclear arsenals in the short term.
The author argues that, to the extent intellectual property rights pose an obstacle to the adoption of low-carbon technologies in developing countries, solutions beyond the imposition of compulsory licenses are available.