John Kerry Pushes Commercialization Of Nuclear Fusion

The United States and other governments are set to accelerate their efforts of commercializing nuclear fusion as a way to combat climate change.

The announcement, made by U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry at the COP28 climate change conference being held in the United Arab Emirates, is the latest way in which some of the leading carbon-emitting nations are trying to reduce their environmental impact.

Nuclear fusion has the potential to replace the need for fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal that are currently used to do everything from cool and heat homes to drive cars.

Kerry referred to the major hurdles that exist before nuclear fusion could become a reality for eliminating fossil fuels in a speech he made in Dubai on Tuesday.

“Yes, significant scientific and engineering challenges exist,” he said. “Careful thought and thoughtful policy is going to be critical to navigate this.”

Nuclear fusion is what powers many stars, including the sun. Being able to harness those reactive powers is obviously very attractive, yet whether it’s realistic for humans to replicate that is uncertain.

For fusion to work, high pressures and high temperatures are required. Even when it is achieved, the power fizzles out rather quickly.

Despite those obvious challenges, Kerry pressed ahead with the rhetoric at COP28, saying nations need to “harness the power of fundamental physics and human ingenuity in response to a crisis.”

To do so, Kerry says five areas of international partnership must exist — public engagement, research, regulation, workforce issues, and the supply chain.

The goal of Kerry and many environmental activists is to limit the effects of global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius, the equivalent of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, it’s a benchmark that was set as part of The Paris Agreement, set in 2016 at COP21.

Another “solution” that we can be sure Kerry and his cult are heavily invested in.