Tag: nuclear

Energy

Governments and companies have built the global energy system around natural gas almost without a second thought. In a crisis, natural gas is just as variable as renewables. The current price trajectory is the result of supply moderating… Read More

Cold War

A Pacific war, sparked by Taiwan, would be a bloody cataclysm, and no one would be well served by it. Australia doesn’t have to choose. On Sep 16th, 2021 Australia effectively chose. Following years of sharply deteriorating relations… Read More

Politics

Biden is unlikely to overreach in the Middle East. But as Kissinger could tell him, it would also be a mistake for him to turn his back on it. That KJU (Kim Jong Un) was not present is… Read More

Covid-19

How does the Delta variant dodge the system? Synopsis: Airlines * Antiviral * Back2School * Booster Shots. * BreakThrough * Conferences * Contact Tracing * Delta variant * Delta plus * Dominant * Economics (1) * Economics (2)… Read More

Hacks

Before Covid-19, we ran our life 50/50 between the physical and cyber worlds. During the pandemic, it became 90/10. Now it is about 80/20. Cyber threats are becoming more important. Meetings between American presidents and Soviet or Russian… Read More

Disasters

The key to disaster response is ensuring the public does not feel fear. The myth of panic. Air pollution is the greatest external threat to human health on the planet. By far the greater killer than smoking, car… Read More

Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia got a sympathetic hearing. Discussions were kept secret. On September 15th, AUKUS was made public. Renewables tipped to overtake fossil fuels by 2030. The Glasgow climate summit is an immediate opportunity for Australia… Read More

Pandemic

Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic. How kids can hope with Covid-19 draws on the daily realities of millions of children. For many, the pandemic continues to disrupt their education, recreation,… Read More

Deutschland

This has enabled Angela Merkel to broker countless compromises at EU, G-7, and G-20 summits, as well as to hold together four coalition governments at home. November 9, 1989, was surreal. November 9 was the date of Hitler’s… Read More

Emergency

How 9/11 unfolded for George W Bush, from the multiple prayer breaks to the anti-anthrax pills and the vow to kick ass before he knew whose ass to kick. The Doomsday Clock is now set—and properly, in my… Read More

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