Climate change urgently requires radical reduction of carbon emissions. About that there is now a broad consensus. But there is much less consensus about the best means to achieve that end. One issue that has sharply divided both the policy and the activist community concerns the place of nuclear power in a green future. Is a big investment in nuclear power an indispensable part of the pathway to a 'net-zero' future? Or should we shut down nuclear power once and for all? Here in North Essex, the question takes on an additional urgency. Bradwell nuclear power station is just 15km from campus as the crow flies. Although currently decommissioned, Bradwell continues to be considered as a possible site for a new reactor. Should we support the resumption of nuclear energy production at Bradwell or resist it? Help us THINK through nuclear power and the future of energy production in the UK.
Join us for our THINK Debate where we’ll be asking "Should nuclear energy play a part in the UK's response to the Climate Emergency?"
Zion Lights is a science communicator and environmental activist. She is author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting and Co-Founder of Nuclear for Net Zero. She has a TED talk on stargazing.
Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, an author of several books, including his latest, Parents for a Future - How loving our children can prevent climate collapse, and a leading climate activist.