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We need to end the skepticism around Nuclear energy. As the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), bringing together world leaders, environmental experts and activists, a pivotal topic scheduled for discussion this week is the role of nuclear energy in advancing green energy solutions. President William Ruto addressed the gathering last week as he sought to push the continent’s climate agenda in his capacity as chairman of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change. Despite its potential, nuclear energy often carries negative connotations, primarily because many nuclear programmes have their roots in military weapon development. Furthermore, even civilian nuclear power programmes are met with widespread apprehension. Many people harbour a fear of nuclear power, associating it with perceived potential risks and accidents that could have catastrophic consequences. However, following the COP28 there is developing a significant shift from traditional discussions centered only on nuclear as an energy source highlighting other innovative ways in which nuclear science contributes to development and environmental sustainability. Nuclear science extends far beyond the realm of electricity generation. It encompasses a wide array of technologies and applications that can significantly impact our efforts to mitigate climate change. These include advancements in agriculture, medical research, and industrial processes, all of which contribute to a sustainable future. Nuclear technology is revolutionising agriculture, a critical sector where its impact is particularly significant. Mutation breeding, a technique involving the use of radiation to alter plant genetics, is at the forefront of this transformation.

  • Munene Mugambi

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    Nuclear energy is certainly a better option in comparison to fossil fuels and it's effects can be well managed in the right circumstances. Nuclear energy is a better alternative to Coal and the European countries should already know this

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