Why Build a Sun on Earth?

7 October 2012

The words nuclear fusion frighten a lot of people. Yet when (in the near future) we don’t have enough fossil fuels and sustainable energy sources such as the sun and the wind to enable everyone to have the power we need, then perhaps it’s time to look at it a little closer.

Nik Morris created this prize winning short film for use around schools in the United Kingdom.  It takes a look at the benefits of nuclear fusion research and hopefully empowers its young audiences to be part of the solution for everyone’s energy future.

Of course, for me, the real elephant in the room is global population.  Although this is nothing more than an aside here if that problem is not addressed within the next generation then we will have a planet which is hardly worth living upon, whether it is fuelled by the sun, wind, fossil fuel or nuclear fusion.

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