In Search Of Energy Miracles

In a new monthly column on the political and technological challenges of climate change, Justin Gillis of The New York Times discusses the promising future of nuclear research and our troublesome hope for miracle energy solutions.

Two approaches to the issue — spending money on the technologies we have now, or investing in future breakthroughs — are sometimes portrayed as conflicting. In reality, that is a false dichotomy. The smartest experts say we have to pursue both tracks at once, and much more aggressively than we have been doing.

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