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Do We Need Nuclear Energy to Stop Climate Change?

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:34 What percent of global emissions came from energy production in 2018?
  2. 00:55 What percentage of total use comes from each primary fossil fuel?
  3. 02:28 In the last 20 years, how much has the world’s energy consumption increased?
  4. 04:13 What are some reasons nuclear reactors are so expensive in the United States?
  5. 05:37 What are some of the main obstacles to renewable energy?
  6. 07:05 Is it currently possible to rely entirely on nuclear or renewable energy without fossil fuels? Why or why not?