Parliamentary Briefing – Nuclear Power and Climate Change
Tackling climate change is critical, however it is wrong for the nuclear industry to justify expansion on the grounds of climate change. Simply to stabilise the climate global emissions cuts of at least 50% are needed by 2050. Some high profile individuals, including environmentalists, have recently advocated nuclear power because they judge that the impacts of climate change will be so severe that nuclear power is the lesser of two evils. Yet new nuclear is not a practical, economic or environmentally justified response to climate change and it is deeply unpopular.