Nuclear Proliferation in a nutshell

Nuclear proliferation is used to describe the spread of fissile material, weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information, to nations which are not (yet) in posession of nuclear weapons. It is feared that the likelyhood of a nuclear warfare does increase with the number of nations with nuclear weapons.

Nuclear proliferation is related to the civil application of nuclear power in the following ways:

  • Nuclear power makes widely and innocently available all the key ingredients of do-it-yourself bomb kits (fissile materials and the technologies, knowledge and skills to produce and process them; new reactor types are much worse)
  • Without civil nuclear power, these ingredients would be harder to get, more conspicuous to try to get, and politically far costlier to be caught trying to get, because the reason for wanting them would be unambiguously military.
  • A world without significant nuclear commerce would make proliferation not impossible but vastly more difficult—and easier to detect timely.
  • The U.S. and CH example are critical to the world

(Adapted from Amory Lovins on Sept. 12. 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland)

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7 thoughts on “Nuclear Proliferation in a nutshell”

  1. To stop glowbal disaster.
    People need to realize that if we are going to save the planet, we should use solar panels, but they are so expensive for everyone to buy. Therefore if some how, the comanys who make the solar panels, could find a cheaper way to make them, and sell them to everyone fore less, we could all use electricity and heat with no down side! But there is one problem, they are only very useful in hot countries like africa, india, spain .exct. But if all those hot countries all had solar panels on every house we could slow down global warming for our children and there children and there children’s children. It sounds like it would never happen but if the Presidents stop saying there thinking for change but actually do it maybe we could make this idea work, or any other ideas to stop our planet getting destroyed!

    1. global disaster
      COMPLETELY LUDICROUS! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE IDIOCY OF THIS ARTICLE! YOU HAVE THE WORST SPELLING I EVER SEEN

      1. Spelling
        “I EVER SEEN” I am only 15 and you have the worst Grammar I HAVE EVER SEEN

    2. Grammer and the response itself
      Unless you can offer a new production method, or something else that will dramatically decrese the cost of solar panels to consumers, they will never be a viable option in a world based on cheap energy. Before you parade around declaring them the answer to our problems, realize that they are costly, expensive, and not a practical or realistic possibility for the majority of the world. Very few countries have commom citizens that capable of buying personal solar panels. The idea is great, and we do need to find other sources of energy, but learn to form a comprehensive argument before you say that solar panels are going to save the planet. Also, solar panels are effective in most parts of the world, not just the hot ones.

  2. STOP IT BEFOR WE ALL DIE
    well soon come to a time were all the damage has been done to the earth and well have more problems than we already have then well eventually run out of water and supplies and then the end will come

    1. Response to above
      Maybe thats true, but you shouldntbash yourself around andget all deppressed because of it. What we need is for young minds to think up something that will help future generations

      1. We don’t need to worry about
        We don’t need to worry about warming the planet from CO2. We do need to worry about polluting it, destroying forests, creating mountains of waste, littering the oceans, over fishing etc. etc.

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