Nuclear Energy Might be the Answer

Nuclear energy might be the only viable solution to global warming.

Having just watched Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’, it seems clear to me that ‘Green Energy’ solutions almost certainly aren’t going to be sufficient.

Nuclear reactor technology has advanced significantly since the reactors that caused Fukushima and Chernobyl were designed. They’re a lot safer.

There’s the problem of waste but that doesn’t seem insurmountable to me.

Additionally, work is in progress to build reactors that can use nuclear waste (Depleted Uranium I think) as fuel. If I remember correctly there’s enough of this stuff lying around to power America for centuries.

Bill Gates is involved in one such project with a company called TerraPower. Their reactor is called a ‘Travelling Wave’ type and besides burning low-radioactivity waste, it apparently exinguishes itself in the event of an accident. (I don’t think they’ve actually built one yet — a prototype was under construction in China but that project was cancelled by the US Government.)

More on Gates’ involvement in TerraPower can be found in the Netflix series ‘Inside Bill’s Brain’.

TerraPower.