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Nuclear energy advocacy from the perspective of effective altruism

When:We 16-01-2019 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Room Omega

Lecture by Simon Friederich, organized by The Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Effective Altruism Groningen

Human welfare depends on access to affordable energy, which many humans currently lack. Today, fossil fuels provide the vast majority of humanity's energy sources, but their use emits carbon, and there is a robust consensus that we must transition away from them if we are to avoid welfare-reducing climate change that may even become an existential risk.

Nuclear energy is a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels, which has several independent environmental advantages. It is, however, almost universally unpopular among people...(continue reading...)