Socialist policies are presented as the solution to climate change, but this directly contradicts the history of socialism. Not only is socialism not the solution, but it would cause the United States to reverse much of the progress it has already made to combat climate change.
Ultimately, the future of nuclear fusion is bright, but only if we support the industry adequately. A clean, nuclear-powered future is entirely possible if we actively invest in R&D, remove burdensome red tape, and learn from past mistakes.
Nuclear power is a low-waste power source. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States produces only 2,000 pounds of nuclear waste annually at the nearly 100 commercial nuclear reactors operating within the country. Yet, the storage of this toxic spent fuel remains a perennial problem. But what if there were...
"All of these stories are worrying--but they are not the full picture. But the reality is that nuclear energy is much, much safer than many of us are led to believe. In fact, a 2013 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology found that up to that point, nuclear energy had actually saved an estimated 2 million lives since 1971."
"If the CO2 emissions generated through the production of hydrogen can be captured and sequestered, hydrogen can be generated and used without CO2 emissions — a two-for-one proposition that could have a great impact on climate recovery."