Climate change: Why nuclear power isn’t part of the solution to this global crisis – Dr Paul Dorfman. Over the past few weeks, the intensity and scale of the floods from slow-moving storms have broken records, and climate models are running hot. This has prompted some to champion nuclear power as a source of lower-carbon electricity. But this newfound USP needs to be considered within the bigger picture because UK coastal nuclear power stations will be one of the first, and most significant, casualties to ramping climate impact. Put simply, nuclear is quite literally on the front-line of climate change – and not in a good way. All recent scientific data points to ramping sea-levels, faster, harder, more destructive storms and storm surges – inevitably bringing into question the operational safety, security and viability of UK coastal nuclear infrastructure.
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