Clear Case for Nuclear Power in Fighting Climate Change
must watch talk given by Ohio State University Physicist, Professor
Gordon Aubrecht: Clear Case for Nuclear Power in Fighting Climate
"In this TEDx talk posted online Monday, Ohio State University physics
Professor Gordon Aubrecht makes a compelling case for more nuclear
power in the face of climate change and the existing slate of
technologies to meet growing energy demand. In the long term, he
sees solar technology serving as the world's primary source of power.
Until that happens, though, he said, "We cannot afford, as the human
race, to continue to do this to our planet, and so we need to get to a
future where we can use that solar energy. To get there we need a
bridge, and I think that bridge is nuclear energy." In addition to
presenting data elaborating on the history and potential consequences of
climate change, he outlined nuclear power's advantages compared to
fossil fuels in terms of energy density and environmental impact. He
also noted that, if American coal plants were regulated by the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, they would be shut down for exceeding the limits
on radiation releases imposed on nuclear plants."
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