Michele Kearney's Environmental Blog -
Environmental degradation and waning natural resources including energy resources threaten U.S. security. And the loss of renewable natural resources, including forests, fresh water, fish and fertile soils, can drive political instability and conflict in the developing world, and around the globe. In short, natural resoures, energy and the environment are national security issues.
Let me start things off with a disclaimer - I am not an economist. I don't even pretend to
be an economist; I'm a nuclear engineer by training (I hold Ph.D. in
Nuclear Engineering). That notwithstanding, economics (and specifically,
the economics of energy) are a side interest of mine. So it was with
mixed interest and trepidation when I read a recent piece by libertarian
economist Veronique de Rugy from the upcoming July issue of Reason, entitled "No to Nukes."