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The nuclear approach to climate change

Harperdog (1754264) writes | more than 2 years ago

China 2

Harperdog writes "A new roundtable at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explores the question of whether nuclear energy is the answer to climate change, particularly in developing countries where energy needs are so great. This roundtable, like the ones before it, will be translated into Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish within a week of each article's publication. Here's a summary: "From desertification in China to glacier melt in Nepal to water scarcity in South Africa, climate change is beginning to make itself felt in the developing world. As developing countries search for ways to contain carbon emissions while also maximizing economic potential, a natural focus of attention is nuclear power. But nuclear energy presents its own dangers. Below, Wang Haibin of China, Anthony Turton of South Africa, and Hira Bahadur Thapa of Nepal answer this question: "Given nuclear energy's potential to slow global warming, do its benefits outweigh its risks, or do its risks outweigh its benefits for developing countries?""
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2 cent$ on climate change (1)

sublime_stephy (2692053) | more than 2 years ago | (#40753059)

There has to be a medium when considering nuclear energy will cure climate change - a balance between new technology and organic -primordial methods. Once we begin to strategize with native peoples from these countries then we will have more efforts at cleaner water supplies, healthy weather cycles, glacier stability, reduced carbon emissions and so on. Its difficult to believe that nuclear energy is the best solution in preserving the worlds natural livelihood.

Re:2 cent$ on climate change (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | more than 2 years ago | (#40758873)

I assume you're implementing Poe's Law climate change argument.
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