Mpiyakhe Dhlamini, researcher at Free Market Foundation: If South Africans are serious about solving the dire poverty problem we have, getting to the point where women have de facto as well as de jure equality with men is a critical part of doing that. No country can overcome the magnitude of what South Africa and the rest of Africa need to deal with while tying one of its hands behind its back. Free women and free the economy, otherwise development and progress will remain a pipe-dream.
Scott Brown, CEO of New Energy Capital and former member of Advisory Board of National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Scott Brown's journey to understand how reliable, high energy density nuclear power is essential for the modern world and his journey so far in understanding the effects of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is very interesting and important for everyone. His story is similar to Michael Shellenberger's at Environmental Progress. Although both Brown and Shellenberger consider the catastrophic story about carbon dioxide to be settled, Mother Nature has the last say and the world will have to wait a few years until all the forecasts of catastrophes have had a chance to happen. Two things are fairly certain: a) The world is unable and will not stop use of fossil fuels in the near future and b) The world is unable and will not implement nuclear power worldwide in the near future. It is physically and industrially not possible. But nuclear power is the only long term solution and it definitely will happen. Some people are focusing on things that are supposedly very urgent. Others are working within the realm of more realistic possibility to do the best for people and the environment everywhere. The accompanying photo shows a typical nuclear power station in France with two units and place for two replacement units. This is the best use of nuclear to date in the world. Congratulations to FRANCE.
Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is a global technological leader for development of nuclear energy and nuclear science applications. It offers more help than most other leading nuclear energy countries.
Zambia’s agriculture sector has been identified as the key to unlocking economic growth as it provides the main support for the country’s rural economy, and nuclear technology is expected to boost agricultural development even more.
“There is an example from South Africa that shows how nuclear technology has saved the South African’s Western Cape orange industry, which was about to collapse. The application of nuclear technology helped local farmers to put an end to infestation that damaged the environment, seriously affecting the citrus industry that employed 10 percent of South African agricultural labour force.”
(Richard McPherson) USofA - American ingenuity, commitment, capability and capacity past and present06.Apr.2019
Richard McPherson, electrical power and grid security expert. He is pursuing executable humanitarian solutions under the nexus of agriculture, water and energy.: The world population has grown from about one billion to over 7 billion in less than 200 years. This is due to the benefits of fossil fuels, hydro-electric and nuclear and their many by-products. In order to save the planet from horrific political and military situations in the 1940s, the United States had to be the major producer of vast amounts of war materials and the leader in the fight against all enemies in World War II. In the meantime, many private organizations and elected officials in the USA have worked to hobble the greatness of America so that it will fall from world leadership. This article describes the tremendous accomplishments of the United States that saved the world in the 1940s. This capability must be preserved to lead the world to solve even greater challenges today.