Topic: The Role of Nuclear Energy in Reducing Fossil Fuel Reliance
Delegate Name: Jett Miller
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The Role of Nuclear Energy and Reducing Fossil Fuel Reliance
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
In recent years, the amount of air pollution due to nuclear power and fossil fuel use in power plants for energy has been slowly nearing climate tipping points due to their effects of global warming. 68% of the energy that is used worldwide comes from nuclear power and fossil fuel consumption. Although these processes are currently needed in order to support the demand of energy around the world, there is a vast amount of experiments being conducted in order to discover new ways to produce an equal amount of energy so that the energy production can remain the same without the use of fossil fuels or nuclear energy. A large challenge with the various other ways of producing energy is that most of the other energy sources are highly variable such as solar and wind due to changes in the atmosphere. At least 32 countries are putting new nuclear power programs into place thus making it likely that the amount of pollution caused by an increase in the amount of power plants producing nuclear energy.
Argentina has become a dumping ground for many wastes, primarily plastics, and has been attempting to make efforts in order to reverse the pollution that has been brought in mass to the country. The main source of the polluted areas in Argentina that have become dumping grounds for harmful wastes is waste that has been brought by the United States. The United States is able to avoid a lot of laws that are put in place in their country by bringing the waste to Argentina instead. Argentina is making efforts in order to pass laws that would prevent other nations from being allowed to bring their waste into Argentina’s borders in a valiant effort to reduce the amount of waste that is contained within the Argentinian nation.
In order to ensure that Argentina can pursue a future that seeks to lower the amount of pollution in the world, efforts will be put forward in order to remove waste from highly polluted areas. Argentina would also like to seek out programs that strive to remove waste from the environment in order to maintain a clean environment for all of life on the planet.
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