Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences
In the Age of Climate Change, the Low-Carbon Nature of Nuclear Power Trumps Its Downsides
Elif Selin Calik
In the climate impacted world, it is clear that nuclear energy is seen a powerful alternative for the fossil fuels in terms of electricity generation. Nuclear power is seen as a source to reduce carbon emissions beside hydro, wind, bioenergy, and solar energy.On the other hand, after Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011, the importance of continuing efforts not to deny the risks of nuclear power occurred. The incidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima underlined the necessity of taking precautions in terms of nuclear plants and the safety. This work presents that how terms of decarbonization policies, a level playing field that allows all low-carbon generation technologies to compete on their merits can be created. It also shows how scientific researches and recent disasters invite the international community to think about whether nuclear power could solve the problems in the warming world.
Keywords: climate change, low-carbon, nuclear energy, global warming.