About

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The world faces an unprecedented challenge.

We urgently need to decarbonise energy if we are to prevent catastrophic global warming. At the same time, we need to grow energy consumption in the developing world. Our energy must also be reliable, affordable and sustainable. There are many technologies that meet some of these objectives; I believe only nuclear power can meet all of them.

Do you find that shocking? You’re not alone. I only ask you give me a chance to explain.

Take a look at my blog or writing on Medium. Read positive stories about how nuclear can play its part in us reaching Net Zero. See how nuclear requires less mining and puts less pressure on the land than any clean alternative. Look at the energy systems modelling that shows firm, low-carbon sources like nuclear make deep decarbonisation more affordable. Look at which countries have low-carbon electricity, and how they’ve achieved that. Think about how rich countries have a moral responsibility to bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to the developing world.

If you do that and still think I’m wrong, then fair enough. Either way, please leave me a comment or get in touch with me by email or social media. I want to hear from you.


“Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence—evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along.” ⁠— Ricky Gervais


Some of my work

You can check out my writing on Medium here.

I wrote an imagined 100-year review of the Ecomodernism movement.

I asked whether Walt Disney had the answer to climate change.

Why is it that all the best sci-fi tech is powered by nuclear?

Serious question. What has a worse public image: sharks or nuclear power?

My letter in the Financial Times in response to the cancelling of the Wylfa Newydd project.

I was interviewed for the Sustainability Times about the UN’s 2019 species mass extinction report.


Nuclear Safety

If you’re interested in my experience as a nuclear safety engineer, please check out my LinkedIn profile.

You can also grab a copy of my CV here.


Get in touch

If you’re interested in the work I do, please get in touch.

Email: david@davidjwatson.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjohnwatson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecopragmatist

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