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Double Jeopardy by Daniel B. Poneman

Double Jeopardy

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Double Jeopardy by Daniel B. Poneman
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May 28, 2019 | ISBN 9780262037303

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Poneman says that there are two existential threats to human existence: climate change and nuclear proliferation and terrorism. The first, he argues, requires a greater investment in nuclear energy to reduce humanity’s dependence on carbon fuels—but this, he notes, risks aggravating the second threat. So his recommendations address both threats together. He proposes shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, including nuclear power; fully implementing the Paris climate agreement; and, among other nonproliferation moves, eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. It’s a daunting list.—Foreign Affairs

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