Harvey Wasserman


Harvey Wasserman is co-founder of the global grassroots No Nukes movement and author or co-author of twenty books, including Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth (, and The Last Energy War (Seven Stories Press).  

Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. more

Mar 17, 2017 11:02 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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All too rare is the sporting event that qualifies as a great work of art. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:22 PM Dispatches

In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:28 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

Taking a look at the modern war for America’s energy. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:27 PM Magazine 1 Comments

For the sixth time in our history, a candidate for President of the United States may have won the popular vote and lost the White House. more

Nov 9, 2016 6:11 PM Dispatches 63 Comments

The real loser this year is the mascot, and it’s time to bury him forever. more

Nov 3, 2016 3:10 PM Dispatches

The idea that atomic power is “clean” or “carbon free” or “emission free” is a very expensive misconception. more

Sep 21, 2016 2:35 PM Dispatches 38 Comments

Without massive public subsidies, nuclear can't compete with natural gas or with wind and solar. more

Sep 2, 2016 5:01 PM Dispatches 25 Comments

By Harvey Wasserman   The most hopeful, diverse, photogenic, energizing and often hilarious march I've joined in 52 years of activism---and one of the biggest, at 310,000 strong---has delivered a simple message:  We can and will rid the pla... more

Sep 22, 2014 8:14 PM Dispatches

By Harvey Wasserman The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. It also effectively says the problem can be solved, and that renewable energy is the way to do it, ... more

Apr 16, 2014 4:50 PM Op-Eds

Japan's pro-nuclear prime minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima. more

Oct 8, 2013 2:29 PM Dispatches

The crisis the world faces at Fukushima is devastatingly simple: Neither the utility (Tepco) nor the government (Japan) can handle a situation that threatens us all.It's not clear that a task force of the world's best scientists and engineers can... more

Sep 24, 2013 8:21 PM Op-Eds

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever.Immeasurably worse.Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the shattered reactor site into the Pacific Ocean. And their mak... more

Aug 8, 2013 8:22 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

An overheated world now threatens the ability of nuclear reactors to operate at all.Just as the sales pitch that atomic energy could help with global warming gets its biggest hype, the reactors themselves go very wrong.And as a "renaissance" turn... more

Aug 5, 2013 4:44 PM Dispatches

Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima in a disaster that is far from over. It's most profound threat to the global ecology -- a spent fuel fire -- is still very much with us.This week, Tokyo Electric, ... more

Jul 23, 2013 2:49 PM Dispatches

(Editor's Note: On Friday, Southern California Edison announced that it was not going to restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant and that, in fact, the plant was going to be shut down.)From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard N... more

Jun 8, 2013 2:19 PM Dispatches

The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office ... more

Apr 12, 2013 2:27 PM Dispatches

There it stood, 500 feet of insult and injury. And then it crashed to the ground.The weather tower at the proposed Montague double-reactor complex was meant to test wind direction in case of an accident. In early 1974, the project was estimated a... more

Feb 27, 2013 2:14 PM Dispatches

The earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the ten reactors at Fukushima, Japan, did not come as a surprise to me. more

Apr 25, 2011 7:26 PM Magazine

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