Reader View · 3 min read · Mar 3rd · The consequences of nuclear war would be devastating. Much more should – and can – be done to reduce the risk that humanity will ever fight such a war. · Shared by 280, including Neil Lewis, Jr., PhD, Max Roser, Nico Müller 🇺🇦, Steven Pinker
Summary · Reader View · 5 min read · From 2019 · Nuclear power may seem like a perfect, low-emission answer to a climate-compromised world, but recent years have only validated concerns that the marriage of nuclear and climate change is an unfortunate one. Wildfires and melting glaciers release radiation from long-ago nuclear tests, and symptoms of climate change produce outsized effects in coastal regions where nuclear power plants are often built utilizing seawater as a convenient coolant. So what is the answer? Stony Brook University’s Heidi Hutner may tell you what you already know: renewables, renewables, renewables. · Shared by 50, including Tom Connor, getAbstract
Reader View · 4 min read · 2021-12-26 · From sea level rise to global greenhouse gas emissions, here’s a look at climate science in 6 charts — and why we should still remain hopeful, from atmospheric scientist Betsy Weatherhe… · Shared by 350
in order to better understand the policies and impacts of global warming, it’s useful to understand the science behind it.
Reader View · 20+ min read · From 2020 · The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together. · Shared by 423, including Matthew Holt, Aniyia (🗣 Anita without the T) ❤️, Bilal Zuberi, John Nosta, Christopher Mims 🤌, Mathias Böhm, Brian D. Earp, Ph.D., ₿ully, Kanyi Maqubela, Miles Kimball, John Hagel, Stewart Alsop, tylercowen, Chris Messina, Stowe Boyd, David Perell, Howard Getson, Dominik Grolimund, Shelly Kramer, Nir Eyal
Reader View · 9 min read · 2021-10-04 · Amid an escalating crisis, the power source offers a dream—or a pipe dream—of limitless clean energy. · Shared by 65, including Merkstatt, Paul Kedrosky, Steven Pinker, Columbia University, Martin Ford, Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦, Jonathan Overpeck, Logical Analysis, Molly Wood, Pascal Sulser, Gerd Leonhard, Patrick Collison, John Hagel, Marc Abrahams
Reader View · ~12 min read · Mar 15th · In 1945, the world’s first-ever nuclear weapon was detonated at the Trinity test site in New Mexico, United States, marking the beginning of the Atomic Age. Since then, the global nuclear stockpile… · Shared by 105, including George J Huba PhD
Reader View · 2 min read · Aug 12th · If we could harness fusion to generate electricity, it would be one of the most efficient and least polluting sources of energy possible. · Shared by 171, including John Nosta, Eric Jorgenson 🤸🏼♂️🎉, Liam Bright, Brian Laung Aoaeh, CFA