Friday, July 22, 2005

A good time to bury bad laws?

Perhaps I'm being cynical but I can't help feeling that now would be the perfect time to pass laws reducing citizens' rights without anybody looking at them too hard. It's difficult to put 'airy-fairy' civil liberties arguments up against dead bodies, and people's fear that next time it could be them. I'm pretty resigned to the idea that this will happen, but I'm still going to write to my MP when it comes round, urging caution and careful scrutiny of the bill(s).

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The politics of fusion

Anyone who browses this blog knows that I'm a passionate advocate of nuclear fusion as a power source that will help enormously with the energy crisis that will almost certainly hit us sometime this century. The recent decision on the siting of ITER combined with the implications of this energy crisis seem to be forcing the G8, after fifty odd years of pfaffing, to finally be making the push in fusion that we need. The Register runs an interesting analysis of the politics that have led us to this stage.

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