topic:: [[climate change]]
Choosing anything but nuclear power is choosing certain disease and death against an infinitesimally small chance of death and disease. You chose certain doom for all over potential doom for some.
Nuclear is the only power source that does not come with a certain guarantee that it will definitely kill people. A common problem people have is to recognize the wastly distributed effect emmisions from coal extraction as more dangerous than a single nuclear accident.
Modern reactors are also vastly safer than the old ones. Most accidents were with reactors from the 60s and 70s. Most tech has evolved a little in the fifty years since…
I read a reddit thread in the change my view-subreddit. Somebody had a lot of very well-founded, professional arguments against nuclear being a better strategy than renewable.