Climate emergency: Is nuclear power a part of the solution? | TV Shows

On Thursday, April 21 at 19:30 GMT:
Because the world seeks methods to maneuver away from carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels, some nations are more and more trying in the direction of nuclear energy to meet their rising vitality wants.

Nuclear energy has been seen unfavourably attributable to main accidents and the creation of radioactive waste that may pose an environmental risk for 1000’s of years.

However some environmentalists who see fossil fuels as an excellent larger environmental risk have now reconsidered their opposition to nuclear energy. Supporters argue that the dangers and issues related to excessive prices and radioactive waste storage could be minimised with improved applied sciences and building of smaller reactors.

How large of a job will nuclear vitality play within the coming years? China now leads the world within the building of recent nuclear energy crops. In South Korea, the UK and France, nuclear energy growth is seen as a key part in attaining carbon neutrality. For some European nations, renewed curiosity in nuclear vitality can be a way of countering rising world vitality costs and vitality dependence on Russia.

On this episode of The Stream, we’ll talk about the professionals and cons of nuclear vitality.

On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Umair Irfan, @umairfan
Senior science reporter, Vox

Kirsty Gogan, @kristygogan
Founder and managing director, TerraPraxis

Shaun Burnie
Former senior nuclear specialist, Greenpeace East Asia


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