A 5 page paper essay arguing in favor of nuclear power generation in the US. The bottom line is that as the world’s leading consumer of fossil fuels and electrical power, the US ethically, morally, environmentally and economically should be pursuing only nuclear and hydro power generation at the present time and for the foreseeable future. The benefits of nuclear power generation are too numerous and too clear to reject out of hand. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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"The ocean will be dead in seven years!" So prophesied actor Ted Danson nearly 20 years ago in the environmental Chicken Little alarm that encouraged everyone to
"save the earth." Clearly, the ocean is still alive, and even environmental activist groups have come to understand that, while individual small efforts can be beneficial, it is the
larger issues that take precedence in preventing further environmental damage and rectifying that which has already been done. There is still disagreement over
whether the average temperature of the earth is increasing, but most of mainstream science accepts that it is. Recent news has immense potential to end all debate, however.
Recently, residents of Barrow, Alaska complained that houses are sinking into the permafrost as a nearby Arctic ice cap continues to recede (The Issues: Global Warming, 2004). Putting that
argument aside, virtually everyone agrees that dumping pollutants into the atmosphere cannot be a good thing. The use of nuclear power plants avoids much of that result of human
activity. Environmental Implications The issue of global warming has been a matter of speculation for decades. The lack of hard evidence to
back up scientists claims has provided fuel for those in denial, but the denial faction stands on the cusp of being faced with intense evidence that not even the most
environmentally-immune will be able to deny. The sinking of a few houses at the top of the world has no direct effect on anyone outside the local community; the
loss of a significant portion of the polar ice cap affects everyone. A study released on November 8, 2004 states that "the annual average amount of sea ice in