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In a dramatic scientific and engineering breakthrough, researchers at the Bay Area’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently achieved the long-sought goal of generating a nuclear fusion reaction that produced more energy than was directly injected into a tiny reactor vessel.
Guardian columnist George Monbiot, whose support for nuclear power has been an issue in UK climate circles for several years, has now apparently joined forces with Mark Lynas, the UK's leading "ecomodernist," in a campaign to lift regulations on GMOs and gene editing. Their new effort is also opposing the UK's 24% organic farming targets, and promoting a future where 90% of people live in cities.
New research suggests that the effective lifespan of solar panels may have risen to double what was once estimated, in the range of 40-50 years. That gives manufacturers more time to perfect methods for recycling materials, which still lags behind.