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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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"World leaders are heading to Glasgow, Scotland, to come up with yet another plan to tackle climate change. Joe Biden had hoped to have a stack of climate-related legislative accomplishments to brag about. But they’re being held up and threatened in the fight over the price tag of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill.

The stakes, we’re constantly told, couldn’t be higher. If Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and the Republicans succeed in stripping just the proposed Clean Energy Performance Program alone it will 'destroy the world,' according to Gizmodo. President Biden doesn’t go that far. But recently, at a CNN townhall, he repeated his oft-cited claim that climate change poses an 'existential threat to humanity.'

Such rhetoric isn’t merely wrong — humanity can survive climate change — but even under the worst-case scenarios, it’s counterproductive. The fight against climate change will be long and messy. For 30 years, activists and politicians have said before these periodic climate confabs that this is our 'last chance' to act or to save the planet."

Photo: The South Texas Project nuclear power plant near Bay City, Texas, has gotten federal approval to add two new reactors, but expansion is unlikely.

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