In recent years, an increasing number of countries have recognized the potency of
nuclear power as a source of energy. Endeavours have been made to proliferate this
technology. Nuclear energy is the use of nuclear reactions to release heat which are
converted to other forms of energy such as electricity. This essay will argue that
nuclear power is the best source of energy in the future. The reasons are that it is a
clean source of energy, its fuel is in abundance and the energy produced is
considerably more compared to other sources and it is a relatively safe method to
harness energy contrary to common beliefs.
One of the biggest problems that has been plaguing the world is global warming. The
emission of greenhouse gases is ever increasing resulting in the 'green house
effect'. This is a consequence of global industrialization. A substantial amount of
fossil fuel is being burnt every year releasing harmful gases such as carbon dioxide.
However, in nuclear power, no such emissions are present. This makes nuclear
power a clean and viable source of energy in the future. Environmentalists worry that
the discharge of radio-active wastes is harmful and causes a substantial amount of
damage to the surroundings. However the wastes produced are in solid form and are
stored for long periods of time until they are no longer radio-active. It is much easier
to store waste from nuclear reactions than from the burning of fossil fuels. The large
amount of gaseous waste products makes it difficult for industries to accommodate
space. Furthermore, these gaseous waste do not break down by itself to become
less harmful substances in the long run. Hence it can be seen that nuclear power
has its advantages.
As mentioned earlier that as global industrialization is taking place, concerns have been
raised that the primary source of...