The climate is changing while concerns about air pollution linger on.
At one point, nuclear power provided 25% of Germany's electricity. But the fallout from Chernobyl, both political and real, led to a moratorium on construction and an initial planned phaseout of all nuclear reactors by 2022. That deadline subsequently was extended to 2032, but after the events at Fukushima in Japan, the phaseout policy deadline reverted back to two years from now. Today, Germany gets 11% of its electricity from nuclear sources. A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research measures the fallout.
We would like to give a shout-out to Bjorn Lomborg for his op-ed in the New York Times, in which he makes an excellent case for cheap fossil fuels for those living in impoverished countries. He makes his case with numbers: More than 1.2 billion people have no access to