In a new paper, Mark Z. Jaconson rejects consideration of nuclear power technology as a post carbon energy source:
we do not consider nuclear energy (conventional fission, breeder reactors, or fusion) as a long-term global energy source. First, the growth of nuclear energy has historically increased the ability of nations to obtain or enrich uranium for nuclear weapons . . . and a large-scale worldwide increase in nuclear energy facilities would exacerbate this problem, putting the world at greater risk of a nuclear war or terrorism catastrophe . . . The historic link between energy facilities and weapons is evidenced by the development or attempted development of weapons capabilities secretly in nuclear energy facilities in Pakistan, India, Iraq (prior to 1981), Iran , and to some extent North Korea.
the development or attempted development of weapons capabilities secretly in nuclear energy facilities in Pakistan, India, Iraq (prior to 1981), Iran , and to some extent North Korea.
* France provided Israel with a plutonium production facility upon which the Israeli nuclear weapons program was built.* Canada provided India with a reactor capable of producing weapons grade plutonium.* China provided Pakistan with U-235 and weapons technology
* A.Q, Kahn provided Pakistan with detailed plans of uranium separation centrifuge technology* The A.Q Kahn gang provided Iran with uranium centrifuge technology* The A.Q. Kahn gang provided Lybia with a U-235 separation factory