TITLE

THE ATOM AND CIVILIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
Benea, Ciprian-Beniamin
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Romanian Review on Political Geography / Revista Româna Geograf;May2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
At first glance there could be risen the following question: "Which is the connection between atoms and civilization?" A reasonable question taking account the fact that we are used to see in the atom an element with great destructive power, which could be employed by man in order to kill his fellow. And we can argument for this position, because we already had seen the consequences at Hiroshima and Nagasaki's atomic explosions. But if we go deeper in this fantastic endeavor, we can see the benefits humankind could obtain from nuclear energy. The expansion of nuclear energy could help whole humanity to fight climate change, improving in the same time the living standard at global level, and reducing the risks involved by the need to create access to fossil fuels; and all these could take place only as a byproducts of nuclear disarmament. There couldn't be any nuclear expansion without serious nuclear disarmament. And when we link together nuclear disarmament, expansion of nuclear energy and reducing fossil fuel consumption, we can easy observe that all these are very important conditions for creating a peaceful and prosperous world. In this way, the expansion of nuclear energy can give birth to a more peaceful world, where human civilization could flourish in a healthier and more secure environment.
ACCESSION #
82032356

 

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