The 60s were our turning point, but we still endured what was in fact a third world existence. Our cities were not sewered, our suburban streets were gravel and dust, our roads were two lanes and gravel.
"Investing in a technical fix like fusion looks more likely to deliver net zero...than frantically trying to soup up a 13th-century technology to extract ... energy from an ultra-low-density source: the wind." https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-radical-potential-of-nuclear-fusion/
Peter Ridd is a physicist and expert on the Great Barrier Reef who was sacked by James Cook University for questioning the professionalism of some of the work produced by other academics at the university. Reef Heresy explores some of those issues, laying out the scientific facts.