A nuclear-powered superyacht won’t save the world: opinion

3 min readOct 4, 2021

Remembering Sissy | Communicating risk | COVID variants

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“Each of these 23 species represents a permanent loss to our nation’s natural heritage and to global biodiversity. And it’s a sobering reminder that extinction is a consequence of human-caused environmental change.”

Bridget Fahey, “Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions,” The New York Times

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