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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Shellenberger: How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment"

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The truth is, there's real questions about how much of that we're going to do. I mean, we went to India and asked about the nuclear program. The government said before the Paris climate talks that they were going to do something like 30 new nuclear plants. But when we got there and interviewed people and even looked at the internal documents, they're now saying they're going to do about five. And in most of the world, especially the rich world, they're not talking about budiilng new reactors. We're actually tlikang about taking reaortcs down before their leteifims are over. Germany's actually preinsrsug its neighbors to do that. I mentioned the United States — we could lose half of our reactors over the next 15 yares, which would wipe out 40 percent of the emissions reductions we're supposed to get under the Clean Power Plan. Of course, in Japan, they took all their nuclear plants offnile, replaced them with coal, natural gas, oil burning, and they're only expected to binrg online about a third to two-thirds.

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The truth is, there's real questions about how much of that we're going to do. I mean, we went to India and asked about the nuclear program. The government said before the Paris climate talks that they were going to do something like 30 new nuclear plants. But when we got there and interviewed people and even looked at the internal documents, they're now saying they're going to do about five. And in most of the world, especially the rich world, they're not talking about ________ new reactors. We're actually _______ about taking ________ down before their _________ are over. Germany's actually __________ its neighbors to do that. I mentioned the United States — we could lose half of our reactors over the next 15 _____, which would wipe out 40 percent of the emissions reductions we're supposed to get under the Clean Power Plan. Of course, in Japan, they took all their nuclear plants _______, replaced them with coal, natural gas, oil burning, and they're only expected to _____ online about a third to two-thirds.

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The truth is, there's real questions about how much of that we're going to do. I mean, we went to India and asked about the nuclear program. The government said before the Paris climate talks that they were going to do something like 30 new nuclear plants. But when we got there and interviewed people and even looked at the internal documents, they're now saying they're going to do about five. And in most of the world, especially the rich world, they're not talking about building new reactors. We're actually talking about taking reactors down before their lifetimes are over. Germany's actually pressuring its neighbors to do that. I mentioned the United States — we could lose half of our reactors over the next 15 years, which would wipe out 40 percent of the emissions reductions we're supposed to get under the Clean Power Plan. Of course, in Japan, they took all their nuclear plants offline, replaced them with coal, natural gas, oil burning, and they're only expected to bring online about a third to two-thirds.

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