Given that you all have read chapter 15 and viewed the videos I’ve posted about nuclear energy (regarding the 3-Mile Island incident and Michael Shellenberger’s talk (Links to an external site.), in particular), I imagine that you all have an opinion about whether we should embrace nuclear power as an energy source moving forward. You may have had an opinion already or have developed one through reading the text and watching the videos or even through doing additional research on your own; whatever the case, I’m curious as to your opinion about nuclear power as an energy source.
In 250 (of your own) words or less, please make a case for or against nuclear energy. Support your position with information about the advantages/disadvantages/challenges/obstacles/benefits of nuclear (in particular, it may be helpful to compare nuclear to coal, as the other energy source we’ve discussed thus far). This is a persuasive short essay; convince me one way or the other; be sure to cite evidence from the videos and the textbook that support your position.
Once you’ve asserted your point of view, you’ll have an opportunity to view those of your classmates and respond to at least two of their postings (just as we have done in prior class discussions).
You’ll have until next Saturday to complete this exercise.
Looking forward to reading your ideas, and seeing how you’ve made good use of the information sources provided in this course!
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