Nuclear power is DEFINITELY NOT a remedy for the climate crisis!

The nuclear power industry and its supporters (and some well-meaning but misinformed people) want us to consider nuclear power as a remedy for the climate crisis.  THE FACTS OPPOSE THIS.

 

Experts Say Nuclear Energy as Climate Solution Is Total “Fiction.”  “The reality is nuclear is neither clean, safe, or smart; but a very complex technology with the potential to cause significant harm.”  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/01/25/experts-say-nuclear-energy-climate-solution-total-fiction

 

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair argues nuclear power isn’t a climate solution:  https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/27/22904943/nuclear-power-climate-change-solution-gregory-jaczko

 

Nuclear power not feasible to tackle climate change:  https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/nuclear-energy-climate-crisis-experts-b2001076.html

 

Nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2021/12/12/nuclear-cant-deliver-on-climate/

 

Nuclear power is NOT a remedy for climate crisis. Here are some “talking points.”  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/beyond-nuclear-talking/

 

The case against using nuclear power to achieve a net zero carbon economyThe case against nuclear power is stronger than ever. So is the pro-nuclear propaganda. Advocates for nuclear power insist it’s an essential tool in the race to Net Zero. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is an industry dominated by its rear view mirror.  https://beyondnuclearinternational.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/bn_talking-points-4_net-zero-without-nuclear_29-june.pdf

 

Why Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Won’t Help Counter the Climate Crisis:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2021/05/09/one-more-whack-at-the-smr-mole/

 

These talking points explain why nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2021/04/11/keeping-it-short-and-right/

 

Bill Gates supports nuclear power. See this article:  “Billionaire’s nuclear ambitions would make climate disaster worse”:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2021/03/14/why-bill-gates-is-wrong/

 

Nuclear power is NOT clean, efficient, economical or safe — and NOT a remedy for the climate crisis.   Robert Jay Lifton and Naomi Oreskes wrote this article, which builds a solid case against nuclear power:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2019/08/18/the-false-promise-of-nuclear-power/

 

Nuclear power has a large carbon footprint — and other very serious problems:  https://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Response-to-Sen-Markey-by-Sheila-Parks-Ed-D-Congress_Energy_Environment_Health-190208-820.html

 

Nuclear energy is NOT a valid alternative to fossil fuels. Nuclear has a HUGE carbon footprint and MANY other problems.  This article makes several crucial points on just the first page.  If you want, you can click the page numbers at the bottom of the screen to read through the rest of the article.  It includes more info about nuclear waste, serious cancer dangers, Congress’s bi-partisan pro-nuke bias, and dangers for Native lands where uranium is mined.  https://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Response-to-Sen-Markey-by-Sheila-Parks-Ed-D-Congress_Energy_Environment_Health-190208-820.html

 

These two resources explain why nuclear power is NOT a remedy for the climate crisis:

Read this article:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2018/09/16/sticking-with-nuclear-power-will-make-climate-change-worse/

Read this 20-page handbook that completes the argument against nuclear power:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/climate-change-and-why-nuclear-power-cant-fix-it.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org