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Nuclear Energy: The Solution
Finding new energy sources is a constant problem facing our society today. We are persistently looking for sources of energy that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions as well as be equally efficient in terms of producing energy. We have been putting off the issue of global warming for many years, and now that foreshadowing temperature change has frightened many worldwide we need to concentrate on finding a source of energy that does not emit green house gases. The first use of nuclear energy to generate electricity for a power grid was in 1954. Due to decreasing prices of fossil fuels and the exorbitant costs of building nuclear power plants, the technology was not as attractive as coal and other fossil fuels. As we examine the situation we are in today; fossil fuel prices are rising beyond points never imagined, global warming is becoming increasingly apparent, and metal emissions from fossil fuels continue to pollute our air. We are in desperate need of an energy source that does not emit large amounts of green house gases. Basically nuclear energy is the only “clean” and most capable substitute energy source that we have available to our society today. Our only option right now is to begin the transition to nuclear energy, as we need to stop emitting green house gases immediately before the temperatures grow to warm and begin to eliminate vital species. While many people may still oppose the implementation of nuclear energy I will argue against this and prove why nuclear energy is the best path to choose for our future energy source.
Carbon emissions have become a problem in recent years due to increased fear of global warming. As we continue to emit more carbon into the atmosphere every year our climate is significantly affected. The more carbon that is present in our atmosphere the hotter our planet gets. While we, the United States, have cut its CO2 emissions by a little more than 20% since 1950, many developing...
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