Go up on the roof of this industrial building in the northeast of Montreal at 3:00 in the morning, and you’ll find farm labourers picking crops — heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil, bok choy, lettuce, and more than a dozen micro-greens.
I’ve just posted my extensive 1982 article “Nuclear Power: The Unaffordable Option” in the Green Pieces blog on this site. I refer to the piece in this week’s Sunday column, and it has a certain historical interest.
When I re-read it, to be truthful, I was struck by how little has changed about nuclear power in general — although its new appeal to green consumers in the context of climate change is certainly a dramatic development.
Note: This article was published in the weekend magazine supplement Today, in June, 1928]
In 1953 President Dwight Eisenhower proposed an international Atoms for Peace program under which the United States would turn over to the United Nations its entire peace-time nuclear industry for the benefit of humanity at large.
I’m standing in the Great Hall of the University of Toronto Bookstore, looking at the future of book publishing. It’s called the Espresso Book Machine.
Brenda Beal, the co-ordinator of BookPOD, as this service is called, taps at a keyboard in front of a monitor, downloading a file called Book Business: Publishing Past, Present and Future, by Jason Epstein.