Title Despite the hype, we shouldn’t bank on nuclear fusion to save the world from climate catastrophe Media name/outlet The Observer Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 17/12/22 Description Humanity has brought itself to a point where its terrible dependence on fossil fuels threatens to trigger a 2C jump in global temperatures compared with our pre-industrial past. The consequences will include flooding, fires, worsening storms, rising sea levels, spreading diseases and melting ice caps.
Here, scientists are clear. Fusion power will not arrive in time to save the world. “We are still a way off commercial fusion and it cannot help us with the climate crisis now,” said Aneeqa Khan, a research fellow in nuclear fusion at Manchester University.
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/dec/17/dont-bank-on-nuclear-fusion-to-save-the-world-from-a-climate-catastrophe-i-have-seen-it-all-before Persons Aneeqa Khan
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- nuclear fusion
- climate crisis