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Nuclear or Renewable – What Fights Climate Change Better?: Read Benjamin K Sovacool’s Analysis

Nuclear or Renewable – What Fights Climate Change Better?: Read Benjamin K Sovacool’s Analysis

Climate Change and Nuclear Power October 9, 2020 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

In an attempt to negotiate these contending positions, a frequent mantra is that energy strategies should “do everything” in order to address the climate emergency. But – as a number of commentators have noted (for example, here and here) – this would actually be a highly irrational course of action.

Where “doing everything” involves making investments that are slower or less cost effective, which divert resources away from preferable options, or which in some other way impede them, the result would be potentially disastrous for carbon emissions mitigation.

100 Thousand Years and Counting: A Graphic Report on Nuclear Waste

100 Thousand Years and Counting: A Graphic Report on Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Waste September 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

In the graphic report linked below the description of “reprocessing” irradiated nuclear fuel refers to dissolving the solid fuel in nitric acid, thereby creating a corrosive and fiercely radioactive liquid. That is indeed how most reprocessing in other countries has so far taken place.

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? See the deeply moving Cuban feature film A Translator (Un Traductor) that tells their story, available beginning Friday, July 10, for virtual screening with English subtitles.

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

Chernobyl, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

On the 14th of May, 2020, a webinar (Re)Placing Chernobyl zoomed in on the popular HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” (2019) to explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of TV mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster. In the context of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance have returned to the forefront. The discussion roundtable gathered prominent scholars, artists and cultural producers to unpack the complexities that emerged in process of staging the Chernobyl disaster in the twenty first century.