All over the world, people are looking to new technology to reduce the impact of the climate crisis. In the UK, the challenge is to reach net Zero by 2050. This means that by the year 2050, the global carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans need to reduce to 45 per cent of the levels that they were in 2010 by the year 2010, and by 2050, reach zero.
A challenge this big means that all of the top innovators, scientists and resources will be used to solve the problem. Here in the UK places like the National Nuclear laboratory hotrobotics.co.uk/facilities/national-nuclear-laboratory/ work to come up with new ways to reduce the carbon emissions and to find ways to produce energy that will help to meet these requirements.
Nuclear power has in the past been a very controversial and dividing thing. Incidents such as Three Mile Island, Windscale, Chernobyl and most recently the Fukushima disaster all stick in the memory of people and can cause a lot of concern and anxiety around nuclear power.
However, nuclear power can also be seen by many people as the way forward in the future. Nuclear power stations are still one of the best ways to produce power without the need for fossil fuels, and despite many of the past incidents, are also controlled by many safety measures, having learned a lot from the mistakes made in the past.
When it comes to saving the planet, we don’t have a lot of time to work it out, so is nuclear power the best option?