2 January 2017

The incredible shrinking nuclear offset to climate change

Sharon Squassoni

Sharon Squassoni, a member of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board, has directed the Proliferation Prevention Program at the...


Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have nuclear energy advocates greatly overstated their case? The likelihood that nuclear power will play a significant role in mitigating climate change is very low, absent a game-changing innovation that allows cheaper, safer nuclear power plants to come on-line much more quickly.