Nuclear Power paves the only viable path forward on climate change

Radioactive material at the Opal nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights in Sydney.
‘A build rate of 61 new reactors per year could entirely replace current fossil fuel electricity generation by 2050’ Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAPIMAGE

All four of us have dedicated our scientific careers to understand the processes and impacts of climate change, variously studying ocean systems, tropical cyclones, ice sheets and ecosystems as well as impacts on human societies. We have used both climate models and geological records of past climates to better understand lessons from warmer periods in the Earth’s history and investigate future scenarios.We have become so concerned about humanity’s slow response to this challenge that we have decided we must clearly set out what we see as the only viable path forward. As scientists we do not take advocacy positions lightly, but we believe the magnitude of climate change now presents an unprecedented moral challenge that compels us to speak out.

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Source: The Guardian

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