Sticking with nuclear power will make climate change worse | Beyond Nuclear International

Sticking with nuclear power will make climate change worse | Beyond Nuclear International

Much of that research comes from a an indispensable source — Dr. Benjamin Sovacool — who has been looking at this issue for a number of years now. His papers yield some valuable insights. Although the issue of carbon footprint is perhaps not the strongest anti-nuclear argument, Sovacool shows that, as he put it, “Every dollar that you spend on nuclear, you could have saved five or six times as much carbon with efficiency, or wind farms.”

The Climate Change booklet also looks at issues such as the growing obsolescence of baseload energy and big grids; water consumption; unreliability during heatwaves or extreme weather; sea-level rise; and the false argument that closing nuclear plants will lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions.

This booklet does not get into the nuclear vs. renewable energy arguments. These will be found in a later chapter that addresses this very debate. Here we simply lay out all the reasons why nuclear power, specifically, cannot change the climate chaos path we have set ourselves on. In fact, continued reliance on nuclear power could make climate change even worse as it impedes progress on, and rapid implementation of, renewables.

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AGR; New generation nuclear plants are not the answer either. Cheaper, safer, clean renewable energy solutions and storage methods for this ‘free’ energy is available NOW.

Why stick with toxic, deadly, dangerous, dirty, poison emitting, EXPENSIVE, nuclear power, especially when the nuclear garbage has no place to go and the costs associated with guarding it for a MILLION YEARS will be astronomical?