Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He directed Australia’s Commission for the Future in 1988 and chaired the advisory council that produced the first national report on the state of the environment in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and has been a reviewer for the IPCC, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and the UNEP study of Resource Efficiency and Economic Outlook for the Asia-Pacific.



Tellus Publications (Selected)


Keeping the Lid on Pandora's Box

Ian Lowe

The widely-aired documentary Pandora’s Promise offers a glowing endorsement of nuclear power as the solution for our climate woes. However, it is too quick to dismiss concerns about reactor safety, waste management, and weapons proliferation—let alone cost.