9 March 2012

One year on: the lessons of Fukushima

On the first anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, Rob Lyons asks why some fairly minor damage to one nuclear plant became the story.

29 December 2011

Reasons to be fearful? Top 10 panics of 2011

It was a turbulent year across the world, yet petty fearmongers still grabbed their share of the headlines.

12 September 2011

The long road to green serfdom

Germany’s decision to ditch nuclear power should be a wake-up call to all those who favour development.

4 July 2011

Who’s really fibbing about Fukushima?

The way greens tried to play up the accident was far more shocking than ministers’ attempts to ‘play it down’.

2 June 2011

Nuclear vs climate change: the clash of the alarmists

Germany’s hysterical decision to shut down all its nuclear power plants exposes the dangers of competitive fearmongering.

Is it arrivederci to nuclear power in Italy?

The Italian government has prioritised risk-avoidance and short-term political survival over acute energy needs.

4 April 2011

Fukushima: why greens turned on each other

The reaction to events in Japan shows that fear – of climate change or radiation – trumps old solidarities.

1 April 2011

Nuclear energy: clean, reliable and powerful

Physicist Wade Allison says he wants to alleviate fears about nuclear. Trouble is, his warnings against catastrophic climate change sound just as alarmist as the nuke panic.

29 March 2011

Fukushima: sounding worse, getting better

Obsessed with the idea of a nuclear meltdown, the doom mongerers are blind to the reality at Fukushima.

24 March 2011

Japan needs our solidarity, not a blame game

The earthquake confirms that a pre‑Enlightenment urge to blame human greed for natural disasters is making a comeback.