Is Nuclear Power the Answer to Climate Change?

January 30, 2017 /
Rachel Bronson
This project investigates the important emerging political debate about whether or not nuclear power can reduce the threats posed by climate change. 
January 17, 2017 /
Tom Hundley
This week: nuclear power's role in combatting global warming, the hidden lives of migrant workers, and what America gave El Salvador.
January 11, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Using nuclear power to replace coal-based fossil fuel power plants worldwide by 2100 is technically possible. Whether this can actually be accomplished is a more complicated matter.
January 11, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Does climate change really justify the support now being demanded by the nuclear industry?
January 11, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Nuclear energy is needed to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses plan to use nuclear power in some way for the climate crisis.
January 10, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Rachel Bronson, John Mecklin
Nuclear power advocates claim that nuclear power is essential for a low-carbon future, but critics say otherwise.
January 4, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
John Mecklin
Nuclear power and its role in the ongoing dilemma of climate change.
January 4, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Nuclear energy has an important role to play in combating climate change, but first the United States must address the safety and security concerns that come along with it.
January 4, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Proponents of advanced nuclear reactors say they are essential to help stop heating the planet. Detractors say the advanced nuclear industry will never take off.
January 4, 2017 / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have pro-nuclear energy forces greatly overstated their case?