by John Hinkson Reflections on the social form of the scientific age The fear of the power of nuclear weapons since 1945 has been widely shared by publics everywhere. Suddenly, after the unrelenting horrors of six years of world war, people were confronted by destructive powers they had no way of comprehending: previous forms of […]
He had the appearance of wire, stripped of its casing, thin, straight, finely detailed. Whether in overalls, tennis whites, or army-disposal shirts and pants—that uniform of postwar left- wing men—Alan Roberts projected energy, electricity.
John Hinkson, one of the editors of Arena, highlights the core egalitarianism which is at the centre of all Alan’s intellectual work – and the renewed prescience of his warnings on nuclear war.
A 2005 ABC interview with Alan Roberts outlines why he came to fervently believe that nuclear power ‘won’t do the job’ of abating climate change.
From a little bang to a huge blockbuster is not that difficult: the spread of nuclear power makes proliferation easier, writes Alan Roberts in The Age
Jim Falk recalls Alan’s work as a physicist and ecologist
Sophie Bibrowska remembers…
By Hall Greenland. Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January, 2018