The future is not nuclear, but not without nuclear

Nuclear energy is frightening, but we might just need it for a sustainable future

Nuclear power plants and their electricity generation in the World, 1970–2019, data: World Nuclear Association

ith climate change on our doorstep nuclear power could be a prime substitute for fossil fuels. Nuclear power plants produce no CO2 emissions — a potent greenhouse gas — which is the main driver of the climate crisis. They are based on a…