Part of the “What if?” series from the Economist exploring a wide array of alternative histories, this essay explores the question of how the world might look today if more countries had adopted nuclear power after the 1973 oil crisis? A look back on an alternative history from a rather different 2020, where the growth of nuclear power prevented climate change from going off the rails.

This essay explores the notion that we might have entirely avoided climate change, had things gone a little differently in the mid-1970s and 80s. Read more at The Economist:  What if nuclear power had taken off in the 1970s?