Seaver Wang writes in Slate on the many benefits of nuclear energy.
- The decades long push from anti-nuclear activists has been deeply damaging to emissions reductions worldwide.
- Public support for nuclear power remains low, but it is increasing and almost daily we are seeing innovations for small modular reactors and fusion energy take place.
- In order to reach our climate goals the world will need to increase its fleet of clean, safe, and reliable nuclear power.
“In the long run, anti-nuclear advocates will not succeed. It remains an utter fantasy to imagine that activism will bring about an end to the atomic age at a time when nuclear technology is poised for revolutionary steps forward. But in the near term, opposition to nuclear power can certainly succeed in preventing and slowing down the advance of a sorely needed climate solution.”
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