My condition began when I read of a couple in New York City who had vowed to live a whole year without toilet paper. They were conducting an experiment in environmentally low-impact living as research for a book, they said
Nuclear-powered cars! airplanes! Fridges and freezers! In the heady days of the early 1950s at the dawn of the civilian nuclear power age and President Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program nuclear optimists imagined a world powered by tiny nuclear reactors. Today, in an era of climate change and energy insecurity, the nuclear industry is dusting off some of those old dreams.