Why Iraq reminds us we need nuclear energy

Oswald, Andrew
November 2002
Accountancy;Nov2002, Vol. 130 Issue 1311, p82
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the urgent need for western society to move away from oil industries. It must develop the nuclear and hydrogen alternatives. Oil is the great lubricant of the world economy. Indeed, it is the central power source of western civilization itself. Almost everything that moves needs oil, ships, planes, trains, cars. Above all, petroleum is essential to any nation's warlike abilities. Iraq, has the second biggest petroleum reserves anywhere on the planet. The burning oils is slowly destroying children's climate. The only alternatives are nuclear energy and renewable energy. Renewable energy can be found and harnessed in wind, wave, tides, solar or plant life. Any of these can be harvested and managed to provide mankind with useful energy. The nuclear industry got a bad name from the dreadful Chernobyl accident and hydrogen got a bad name when the hydrogen filled airship. Hydrogen can obviously burn in accidents but so can natural gas, and experts have argued that in proper use it can be safer than other gas fuels.


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