#127 - Nuclear power: a climate solution? | Curio

#127 - Nuclear power: a climate solution?

24 mins | Jan 19, 2022

Today's episode from 19th January 2022. On this morning's show: The European Union has prompted an angry backlash over plans to label nuclear and gas as “green” energy. Whilst it has enraged many, we hear the case for nuclear as a way to help many countries achieve net-zero emissions. Then later on, should we embrace rather than frustrate at interruptions to our days? We hear from the writer who says our day-to-day routines vary, and it’s part of being human to vary with them. Climate change is one of the greatest modern challenges humanity has to face. In an effort to reverse the devastation inflicted on the planet, many nations have pledged to achieve "net-zero" greenhouse gas emissions yet lack the reliability of traditional energy sources. Although longstanding concerns over its safety still persist, for The Wall Street Journal Gernot Wagner argues that investing in the next generation of nuclear reactors has an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions. In our pursuit of improvement, we're often told consistency is key. But obsessing over productivity means ignoring how our days vary and how we vary within them. Madeleine Dore,' author of "I Didn't Do the Thing Today", reveals in The Guardian that after speaking to hundreds of people about how they construct their days, she discovered that "there is no one routine that fits all." Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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