Most of Africa’s 54 countries continue to exhibit alarmingly high rates of both population growth and poverty. One of the reasons why the productivity of Africa’s farmlands is lower than that of more developed regions is that relatively little fertilizer is used. All of the necessarily huge machinery and manufacturing facilities required to implement this or any other technological fix capable of “saving the world” would be much cheaper to build and would operate much more efficiently, with reliable power, than with that provided by intermittent sources. A genuinely sustainable nuclear renaissance could not be implemented with them or any other sort of burner/converter-type reactor because the uranium industry’s estimate of all “affordable proven plus undiscovered” uranium resources likely to be found at concentrations high enough to be worth mining is ~18 million tons.