Nuclear power is a troubled industry with rising costs and a history of disasters: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. But the predictable consequences of climate change are scarier still. That’s led some opponents of nuclear--including the Union of Concerned Scientists--to take another look. Will it be needed if renewables, solar and wind, can’t develop fast enough to replace fossil fuels that generate greenhouse gases?
Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?
- Joshua Goldstein - Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University
- Gregory Jaczko - ormer chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and founder of Wind Energy LLC