Nuclear power should be part of energy mix in fighting climate change

Daily Herald - 02-10


The climate is in crisis. The recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Celsius says we need to cut CO2 emissions dramatically by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of global warming. Much of that CO2 is the result of burning fossil fuels, which still account for over 80 percent of our global energy mix, yet we are burning more each year. The effects of these emissions are already evident and growing worse, with sobering impacts like record-breaking temps, melting polar ice and ocean acidification.