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Asia's Emerging Nuclear Era: Climate Strategies & Implications for U.S. Policy

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Chantal
dc.contributor.author Backstrom, Kristina
dc.contributor.author Early, Heather
dc.contributor.author Gozdek, Sylvia
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Alyssa
dc.contributor.author Jones, Emilia
dc.contributor.author Kim, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Kuo, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Lee, Sandy
dc.contributor.author Leonard, Christan
dc.contributor.author Levin, Darren
dc.contributor.author Pederson, Ann
dc.contributor.author Saidybah, Mbasireh
dc.contributor.author Sawyer, Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Skyles, Brandon
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Nikki
dc.contributor.author Tong, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-20T16:50:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-20T16:50:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16489
dc.description Created 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.abstract Earth‘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.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Asia's Emerging Nuclear Era: Climate Strategies & Implications for U.S. Policy en_US


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