Letter: I NOTE with some interest all this talk of greenhouse gases and global warming that currently seems to exercise both your journalists and your readers. The one surprising factor is that, although nuclear power is by far the greenest form of power generation in terms of CO2 production, it is also met with the same degree of shock, horror and despair by the self-same climate protesters. Is it just the name? No one seems to have any great difficulty with the universal use of radio therapy to treat cancers or x-ray machines to keep us safe at airports. I could also mention our sun that converts 600 million tonnes of hydrogen into helium every second by the process of nuclear fusion. Perhaps that would be throwing too much light on the subject?
Herald 11th Nov 2019 read more »