Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin is an aerospace engineer and the author of eleven books on space exploration, with a particular focus on Mars. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Washington.

Malthusian Theory Has Always Been False

A review of Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet by Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley. (August 2022)

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
8 min read

How We Can Get Clean Energy—What Needs to Be Done?

Editor's note: this is the third in a three-part series on how we can get clean energy. Part I [https://quillette.com/2022/04/14/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-fuel-and-human-progress/] explains the relationship between Fuel and Human Progress [https://quillette.com/2022/04/14/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-fuel-and-human-progress/] , Part II answers the question “Is Nuclear Power Safe?

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
11 min read

How We Can Get Clean Energy—Is Nuclear Power Safe?

Editor's note: this is the second in a three-part series on how we can get clean energy. Part I [https://quillette.com/2022/04/14/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-fuel-and-human-progress/] explains the relationship between Fuel and Human Progress [https://quillette.com/2022/04/14/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-fuel-and-human-progress/] , Part II answers the question “Is Nuclear Power Safe?

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
13 min read

How We Can Get Clean Energy—Fuel and Human Progress

Editor's note: this is the first in a three part series on how we can get clean energy. Part I details Fuel and Human Progress, Part II [https://quillette.com/2022/04/29/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-part-ii/] answers the question "Is Nuclear Power Safe? [https://quillette.com/2022/04/29/how-we-can-get-clean-energy-part-ii/]" and Part

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
7 min read

Fusion Power is Coming

On February 8th, scientists associated with the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion experimental facility located in Oxfordshire, UK, announced that they had achieved a sustained fusion reaction releasing 11 megawatts of thermonuclear fusion power burning a deuterium-tritium plasma mixture continuously for five seconds. > Nuclear fusion energy major breakthrough, created a

Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin
16 min read