Professor Peter Wadhams is concerned that the world hasn't been doing enough to tackle climate change.
With carbon dioxide levels increasing at an alarming rate, Wadhams maintains that politicians haven't done anywhere near enough to address the problem of global warming and that more drastic measures may be needed. One possibility is to pursue an aggressive new roll out of nuclear energy while at the same time exploring the possibilities of geo-engineering projects such as adding aerosols to the upper atmosphere.
"It is very, very depressing that politicians and the public are attuned to the threat of climate change even less than they were 20 years ago," said Wadhams. "CO2 levels are rising at a faster than exponential rate, and yet politicians only want to take utterly trivial steps such as banning plastic bags and building a few windfarms."
"A leading British academic has called for accelerated research into futuristic geo-engineering and a worldwide nuclear power station "binge" to avoid runaway global warming."
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