Dr. Richard Steeves is an Emeritus Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interest in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the severity of future climate change.
Since 2010 he has been leading a discussion group, called “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet”, for the University’s Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization.
His experience in handling X-rays and radioactive isotopes, both in the USA and at the Curie Institute in Paris, prepared him for delving into the potential benefits of atomic energy for solving our impending climate crisis. Cleaning up our generation of electricity is a good way to start, for transportation as well as for home and industrial use.
Dr. Steeves drives an electric car and flies an electric airplane.