And the tragedy is it won\’t make much difference anyway – even if the reactors do eventually get built after inevitable delay. If every OECD country follows this route, instead of pursuing the alternative mapped out above, then emissions of greenhouse gases will keep rising at a dangerously fast level, average temperatures will soar, the Greenland ice cap will melt far faster than anticipated – and all those shiny new reactors will be several metres under water. Oh, for a little bit of realism.
Absolutely no climate scientists at all are predicting that Greenland\’s going to melt by 2050 and provide a 7 metre sea rise.
By 2500 AD perhaps: but where we put our nuclear reactors now isn\’t really an issue over that timescale now, is it?