Topic: National Ignition Facility
Despite difficulties in harnessing the power, fusion holds great promise in meeting our energy needs, Holland writes.
Every energy source is a Faustian bargain. We trade comfort and convenience for deforestation, soot, radioactive waste, oil spills. But perhaps the most unsettling resource we tapped to light our homes was the one that the petroleum age displaced: the slaughter of whales for their oil.