Beyond Nuclear International Weekly Digest, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024

Posted: 1st April 2024

Fools may fall for new nuclear promises but not the banks who told industry boosters in Brussels that nuclear investment “comes last”. Albert Einstein turned his part in the atomic bomb into a passionate campaign for its abolition, writes Lawrence Wittner.
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Banks won’t save nuclear sinking ship

While the nuclear industry tooted its own horn at the Nuclear Energy Summit, international financial institutions blew raspberries instead. The banks dismissed the risks of nuclear energy as too high and stated bluntly that when it comes to energy investments, “nuclear comes last” and that “their lending priorities lean toward renewables and transmission grids.” READ MORE

Einstein’s hope for global government

Aghast at the horrors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Albert Einstein threw himself into efforts to prevent nuclear annihilation. He believed that only a well-organized world government could save us, because as long as countries enjoyed individual sovereignty, wars would follow and nuclear war would be inevitable, writes historian, Lawrence Wittner. READ MORE

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