A Nuclear – Climate Connection?

A Nuclear – Climate Connection?

Summary

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of CP-1, the first experiment to demonstrate controlled nuclear chain reaction, it was useful to ask whether advances in nuclear fission power have any realistic chance of ameliorating ongoing climate change driven by green house gas emissions. In this lecture, Professor Rosner, William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, answered this question, based on what is currently known about the nuclear power from the technical and economic perspectives. The lecture was held at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.