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Nuclear Power

20 May 2005 Nuclear Power: Rising from the Grave? By Gwynne Dyer The debate is getting as heated as the planet, but it has moved on. Outside the United States, where the climate-change denial industry still trots out its few tame scientists to question the reality of global warming, it is now about the best …

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Nationalism in Asia

22 April 2005 Nationalism: Not Nearly Dead Enough By Gwynne Dyer The Chinese government has now ordered the public to cool it — “Do not take part in protest activities that have not been approved,” said Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing on 19 April — but we all know that the violent anti-Japanese protests that swept …

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Nuclear Is Back

18 October 2004 Nuclear Is Back (A Bit) By Gwynne Dyer “The worst possible nuclear disasters are not as bad as the worst possible climate change disasters,” declared the Centre for Alternative Technology in Britain recently, urging “a modest revival of nuclear energy…to sell the idea to the sceptics.” And while Europeans and North Americans …

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Whales and Morality

18 June 2003 Whales and Morality By Gwynne Dyer “At some point we are confident we will overturn the (whaling) moratorium. It is becoming a reality,” said Joji Morishita, a member of Japan`s huge delegation to the annual morality play that the International Whaling Commission`s meetings have become. But it wasn`t a reality yet at …

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