COP28 and the Nuclear Energy Numbers Racket

January 23, 2024

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Following the 2023 COP28 meeting in Dubai, Research Professor of Practice Sharon Squassoni authored a new publication for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In, "COP28 and the nuclear energy numbers racket," Squassoni tackles the difficult subject of nuclear energy as it relates climate change. While a substantial number of countries are now calling for a marked increase in nuclear energy by mid-century, Squassoni notes that, "...a shift to invest more heavily in nuclear energy over the next two decades could actually worsen the climate crisis, as cheaper, quicker alternatives are ignored for more expensive, slow-to-deploy nuclear options." To learn more, check out the full article.