"Desperate times making for desperate measures, it should come as no surprise that the world’s policymakers - frantic to be seen dealing with climate change - are settling more and more on an energy source that, until recently, was considered one of the least appealing options.Desperate times do not necessarily provide the wisest solution. Proliferation of nuclear power have the potential becoming an existential threat if not tightened fail-safe security is in place. Even then, other alternative energy sources should take priority over nuclear tango.
Though denounced as dirty and dangerous for the horrific catastrophes it produced in the 1970s and 80s, and despite the continued protests of environmentalists, nuclear power is back in vogue. Already about 16 per cent of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear, and there are plans to build or refurbish about two dozen plants worldwide. Countries like the United States, England, France, Finland, India, Russia, South Africa, Japan, China, Iran and Pakistan are all planning to expand their programs."
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