Let's Talk Global Warming

Episode 24: Nuclear Energy

August 18, 2021 Season 1 Episode 24
Let's Talk Global Warming
Episode 24: Nuclear Energy
Show Notes

When discussing solutions to combat emissions in the energy sector, many avoid bringing up nuclear energy due to the controversy surrounding it. Is nuclear energy bad? Could it be a part of a greener future? Why is it so controversial? We will answer these questions and more in this episode. Here, I explain what nuclear energy is, the pros and cons relating to it, as well as some of the history behind it.

Sources: 

Union of Concerned Scientists: 

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/how-nuclear-power-works

Energy Sage:

https://www.energysage.com/about-clean-energy/nuclear-energy/pros-and-cons-nuclear-energy/

US Department of Energy

https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/5-problems-you-didnt-know-nuclear-could-solve

World Nuclear Association

International Atomic Energy Agency:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

https://www.epa.gov/radtown/radioactive-waste-uranium-mining-and-milling

Environmental Information Agency

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/nuclear-power-and-the-environment.php

Atomic Heritage Foundation:

https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/nuclear-reactor-accidents-history-and-legacies

Music:
“News Theme” by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY. Edited to be shorter but content was not changed.

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