Nuclear saves lives, decreases emissions

Nuclear Power Yes PleaseWhile I am not advocating nuclear as much as I was doing a few years ago – the incident in Fukushima have shown how the technology can be dangerous – I am still believing that it is better than coal. (Sidenote : anything IS better than coal…)

According to a study quoted by Cleantechies, ” The use of nuclear power from 1971 to 2009 prevented more than 1.8 million premature deaths related to air pollution and 64 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Of course, there are huge safety concerns over nuclear and having it based on plutonium over thorium wasn’t the best idea Humankind had, but who knows what will happen.

I am not saying that we should bank on atomic energy to bring significant greenhouse gases emissions cuts in the near future or that we should build more reactors, I am just thinking that nuclear is not as bad as some people would like you to think.

Climate and energy-wise, let’s roll our sleeves and go massively into energy efficiency and renewables. These two means can save us from climate catastrophe.

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