Should We Subsidize Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change? – Scientific American Blog Network

Should We Subsidize Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change? – Scientific American Blog Network

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Last month, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) put out a reportentitled The Nuclear Power Dilemma: Declining Profits, Plant Closures, and the Threat of Rising Carbon Emissions that calls for offering subsidies to unprofitable nuclear power plants. Not surprisingly, it has been widely welcomed by nuclear advocates,…

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they have vowed to defend with the world’s most devastating weapons

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they have vowed to defend with the world’s most devastating weapons

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The United Nations has introduced a treaty that it believes will eventually lead to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. A recent watchdog report said the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a historically significant effort that’s gaining traction,…

The INF issue

The INF issue

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The climax of the Cold War was reached when the former American President Carter and European leaders Callaghan, Giscard and Schmidt decided in 1979 the deployment of nuclear warhead missiles with a range too short to make them start from bases in…

Unnecessary, destabilising and expensive

Unnecessary, destabilising and expensive

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The pursuit of nuclear-armed submarines reflects a security assessment that is becoming increasingly irrelevant On November 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India’s first indigenous ballistic-missile armed nuclear submarine (SSBN), Arihant, had “successfully completed its first deterrence patrol” and claimed that…