Global weather disasters partially driven by climate change racked up $180 billion in damage in 2018. And it’s only going to get worse from here. The solution? It’s not nibbling at the edges with small-ball policy and hoping for renewables to get up to speed. It’s a power source that has been staring us in the face since the 1960’s: nuclear energy. So argues UMass-Amherst’s Joshua Goldstein in his new book A Bright Future. We spoke with Goldstein for this week’s podcast about how nukes can save us if we get over our non-scientific fears.
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