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Give Nuclear a Seat at the Table

I first saw the giant inflated bubble-igloos at the COP23 area at night, illuminated from inside with a green and violet light, giving them a sort of futuristic bouncy castle -vibe. The circus-sized igloos were to be the location for … Continue reading

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Conversations with an Anti-Nuclear Protester, Take Two

In the aftermath of the controversial US panel on energy at COP23, Lenka Kollar was the only panelist who stayed behind and gave interviews to several camera crews. These included one with a pitbullish German reporter, whose demands for exact … Continue reading

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The Right Price for Saving the Planet Depends on the Energy Form

The controversial US energy panel at COP23 was over, and people began pouring out of the room at the climate conference in Bonn. While most panelists left, nuclear engineer Lenka Kollar from NuScale stayed and gave interviews to several camera … Continue reading

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Backstage, front row experience of the controversial US panel on energy at COP23

I would never have guessed a panel discussion on energy could have been as intense as this one. I went from thinking I would not even be able to see it, to being lead to the room following the special … Continue reading

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Thoughtscapism Goes Nuclear at Bonn COP23

Last week, after watching a freshly premiered inspiring documentary – The New Fire – about a new generation of young scientists and engineers (at Oklo, Transatomic, and TerraPower) whose goal is to tackle climate change and help alleviate poverty through novel designs of nuclear … Continue reading

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No, The UN Did Not Dismiss Pesticides as Unnecessary

The authors of this report unfortunately do the discussion on pesticide use a disservice by relying on hyperbole from activist organisations rather than focusing on peer-reviewed sources. Continue reading

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Myth: UN Calls for Small-Scale Organic Farming

A 2013 UNCTAD report is often falsely cited as UN endorsement of organic farming. The official stance of UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) paints a starkly different picture, promoting an inclusive approach based on science and evidence, not ideology. Continue reading

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