The tragedy in Japan shouldn't cause us to abandon nuclear power.
At protests calling on politicians to respond to climate change, a cry has rung out: "No coal, no gas, no nukes, no kidding!" The harsh reality—thrown into stark relief by the Japanese disaster—is that we do not yet have the luxury of dumping coal, gas, and nuclear power. Until we can find a feasible alternative, reducing reliance on one of them means that another must take its place.
This article comes from Project Syndicate.