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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Chantal
dc.contributor.authorBackstrom, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorEarly, Heather
dc.contributor.authorGozdek, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Alyssa
dc.contributor.authorJones, Emilia
dc.contributor.authorKim, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorKuo, Kimberly
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sandy
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Christan
dc.contributor.authorLevin, Darren
dc.contributor.authorPederson, Ann
dc.contributor.authorSaidybah, Mbasireh
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorSkyles, Brandon
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Nikki
dc.contributor.authorTong, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-20T16:50:45Z
dc.date.available2011-04-20T16:50:45Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/16489
dc.descriptionCreated as part of the 2011 Jackson School for International Studies SIS 495: Task Force. Scott L. Montgomery, Task Force Advisor; Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., Evaluator; Nikki Thompson, Coordinator.en_US
dc.description.abstractEarth‘s climate is changing rapidly. Two centuries of burning fossil fuels have increased atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This has led to elevated mean near-surface temperatures, rising sea levels, and acidification of the oceans. As the harmful effects of climate change become more apparent, many nations are turning to nuclear power as a viable option to meet rising demands for electricity with minimal carbon emissions. Concentrated in Asia, where hundreds of new reactors will be built in the next few decades, the new era of nuclear power expansion is underway. A nuclear power plant has not been built in the U.S. in over 30 years, suggesting America may be falling behind in nuclear technology. The American public has a largely negative perception of nuclear power due to past accidents at Chernobyl and Three-Mile Island. In the post 9/11 world, Americans are also particularly concerned about national security and the threat of nuclear terrorism.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAsia's Emerging Nuclear Era: Climate Strategies & Implications for U.S. Policyen_US


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