San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) recognizes the threat to all life forms on the planet posed by the increase in carbon dioxide. Human activities, especially since the industrial revolution, have caused this climate change. MFP works in conjunction with like-minded organizations to preserve a livable world for future generations.
The keys to slowing down the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) include the following:
1. Reducing – and over time eliminating – the use of fossil fuels;
2. Developing sources of renewable energy that do not produce CO2 or radioactive wastes: wind, solar, wave action, tidal action, thermal, biomass, and more!
3. Developing more efficient and affordable ways to store energy;
4. Increasing energy efficiency.
DIABLO CANYON MUST RETIRE
There’s a misguided effort being pushed forward by some well-intentioned people who have joined the Nuclear Power Fan Club. These people truly believe that nuclear power will save the planet from climate disaster, and there’s a lot of money to be made. The newly released Stanford/MIT study recommends exploring the…
Diablo Canyon Redux: Joint Letter to CA Governor Misfires
February 04, 2022 Ralph Cavanagh, NRDC energy Co-Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program A letter to Governor Newsom signed by prominent academics and others is urging further extension of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s operating life, shortly after Stanford and MIT researchers released a report (reviewed here) with the same recommendation. Both assume…
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Climate Change is CODE RED for Humanity
The 2021 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls climate change Code Red for humanity. Mothers for Peace Board Member Linda Seeley responds to the report and makes a plea for action in this short video, “A Commentary by Linda Seeley on our collective response to the…
Former NRC Chair, Gregory Jaczko, asserts that “nuclear energy is still too costly and risky to be a viable clean energy source.”
Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair, Gregory Jaczko, argues that nuclear power is not a climate solution. This is an article by Justine Calma, 1.27.2022, The Verge Former heads of nuclear regulatory bodies across Europe and the US put out a statement this week voicing their opposition to nuclear energy as a climate…
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Nuclear Energy is NOT a Climate Solution
Fact #1: Nuclear energy has a large carbon footprint. Uranium mining, milling, plant construction, fuel enrichment, waste storage are energy intensive. Decommissioning is a carbon-intensive process as equipment and buildings are dismantled and transported to disposal sites over a period of 60 years or longer. Fact #2: Nuclear energy is not…