“When the sun isn’t shining, and the wind isn’t blowing, where can the UK turn for low-carbon sources of energy? For Jim Al-Khalili, a physicist and broadcaster, the answer is simple: nuclear power.
“There’s still a role for nuclear power, given the seriousness of the climate crisis,” says Al-Khalili. Brought up in Iraq and educated at a Portsmouth comprehensive, Al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society and current president of the British Science Association. He holds a distinguished chair at the University of Surrey is a regular presenter of science programmes on BBC television and radio, notably The Life Scientific, and recently wrote his first science fiction novel, Sunfall.
As part of our Scientists Meets the Media series, Al-Khalili spoke to WIRED about avoiding AI scaremongering, why reliable science communication is more important than ever and the role that pharmaceutical firms must play in facing up to antibiotic resistance.”
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Highfield, ROger. Wired Magazine 3 July 2019.