Later energy was routinely provided by slave labour and teams of animals. Generally, life was miserable and short, until lives were transformed for those with access to fossil fuels and reliable engines in the 18th century. It is said their combustion partly triggered the changes to the climate. In 2015 the decision was taken to discontinue their use, but we live in a climate which will never revert to the way it was.
It is worth noting that in an article in The Strand Magazine in 1931 Winston Churchill said, ‘nuclear energy is a million times the fuel that powered the industrial revolution.’
Nuclear is now the only primary source of energy widely available and sufficient to support the continuation of society.
Poor science and an unreasonable culture of extreme precaution has been a barrier, according to Professor Wade Allison, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Keble College, an experimental particle physicist with interests in electromagnetic radiation and nuclear physics. He said: “the effect of nuclear radiation has long been understood but despite this, the nuclear industry is still weighed down by antiquated regulations that treat radiation as particularly dangerous.”
"Patients receiving a life-saving course of radiotherapy get a dose in a few weeks to healthy tissue that is thousands of times greater than the inept regulations they say is the maximum safe exposure for the public in a year. This irrational culture should be exposed to public scrutiny. We know for sure that low levels of nuclear radiation are harmless. In fact, there is good evidence they are beneficial."
The disastrous Autumn Statement was heavy on excuses and light on solutions. It was convenient for Mr Hunt to blame Liz Truss whose aim was to grow the economy. He also blames the pandemic and the war in Ukraine but why use the hardest workers as the magic money tree, and penalising the already squeezed middle earners, hurting young professionals with families the most.
He has rewarded those who can’t be bothered including the 5 million able but unwilling to work. Unbelievably he totally ignored immigration, crime, and public services.
The Bank of England is responsible for high interest rates, and much of the ‘black hole’, is due to Chancellor Rishi Sunak not following the money and preventing billions of cases of fraud during the pandemic.
Borrowing is clearly out of control. Unless some taxes go up interest rates will go up and we will be unable to service the debt by 2030 and beyond. Those who can comfortably pay more taxes should do so now.