17 Jul '11, 9am

For climate’s sake, #nuclear power is not an ‘option’, it is a ‘necessity’ - #cleanenergy #CO2 #climatechange

For climate’s sake, #nuclear power is not an ‘option’, it is a ‘necessity’ - #cleanenergy #CO2 #climatechange

Worldwide, nuclear power is not going away (although equally, it is not currently being deployed at a rate anywhere near sufficient to displace fossil fuels any time soon). Of the G20 economic forum nations, 15 have nuclear power, four are planning to take it up in the near future, although now, as noted above, Germany have stated that they wish to phase out their use within 10 years (we will see). An interesting fact that most people are unaware of is this: the countries that currently have commercial nuclear power already cover almost 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. When you add those nations who have commissioned plants, are planning deployment, or already have research reactors, this figure rises to over 90% . I know it’s an over-used cliché, but the nuclear genie truly is out of the bottle, and it is pointless discussing how to try and jam the stopper back in....

Full article: http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/07/17/nuclear-climate-nec...

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