Tiny Thorium Reactors Could Wean the World Off Fossil Fuels Within Five Years

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One ton of thorium can produce as much energy as 200 tons of uranium and 3.5 million tons of coal.

If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years.  We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin.  History will move on fast.