With the threat of global warming becoming real and apparent, it is necessary for the United States, who leads the world in carbon dioxide emissions, to take action in converting to cleaner, more efficient and safer energy. Wind and solar energy are perhaps the cleanest, but don’t come close to the efficiency of nuclear power.
Nuclear power does not contribute to global warming and is relatively safe. Ninety percent of France’s energy comes from nuclear power, so I don’t see why we couldn’t do it here. America needs to take action and lead the world towards cleaner energy, which would in turn alleviate pressures and dependency on oil.
Those who are hesitant to move towards nuclear power don’t seem to realize that few people have been harmed by this resource when it remains simply an energy source. Its usage in America could lead to not only environmental, but economic gains.