The And Its Effects On The World

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Forever cloudy in Tokyo. Asthma riddled children in New York. Marine life suffering in the oceans. Polar ice caps melting into nothing. Trees being cut down left and right. The way that humans sustain themselves in today’s day and age is not practical, nor environmentally safe. The lifestyle that this race leads will eventually make the planet unlivable and will bring about the Earth’s demise. According to the Kathryn Senior PhD, both natural gas and oil will be completely depleted within the next fifty to seventy-five years (Senior). These harmful resources are monumental contributors to the ever-present and dangerous matter of climate change. Climate change, partially due to all the horrid and detrimental energy sources that humans so…show more content…
Before one can understand the many risks and drawbacks that accompany nuclear energy, he or she must first understand the complex nature of it and how it is produced. According to the article High Pressure Reactor, the process to create nuclear energy is quite intricate and hazardous. It begins with a highly reactive, natural metal called Uranium. This uranium then goes through a process termed “fission”. When this occurs, an atom of uranium is split, releasing a gargantuan amount of energy. This energy is released in the form of heat, which then boils water to create steam. This steam flows through a system that powers a turbine, thus powering a generator that produces electricity. The main gadget that triggers all these different reactions is called a nuclear power reactor. This reactor is regulated by control rods made from the element boron. These rods slow down the process of fission and repeatedly enter/exit the reactor to allow more neutrons to attach themselves to the rod. By having more neutrons the reaction is bigger which leads to more energy being produced (Nuclear Energy). It is clearly plausible that many problems may arise when using such an intricate process. One major problem with nuclear energy is it’s hazardous byproduct. This
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