Climate scientists speak out in favour of nuclear energy

Some of the world’s most prominent scientists have written an open letter calling for the development of nuclear energy.

James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley wrote:

“As climate and energy scientists concerned with global climate change, we are writing to urge you to advocate the development and deployment of safer nuclear energy systems. We appreciate your organization’s concern about global warming, and your advocacy of renewable energy. But continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity’s ability to avoid dangerous climate change.”

In an email interview with rediff.com, Hansen further explained:

“We should compare alternatives for the future. The air pollution from fossil fuels kills far more people than the worst nuclear technology of the past, the most weakly regulated nuclear technology,” he said.

Now for someone who for a long time has been a supporter of nuclear energy, this makes a lot of sense. However, it’s going to have a lot of people up in arms….luckily the arms won’t be nuclear….

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