One of my frustrations with political threads generally is that they are often too broad to be meaningful in terms of policy discussion. So I thought I'd narrow the topic of discussion. I am quite interested in political discussion and this seems a fine enough place to have it as any.
So let's talk: Nuclear energy policy!
With the Paris accord attempting to have countries pledged to reduce their carbon footprint to keep the globe from warming past 2 degrees above industrial era temperatures, it seems like a lot of countries have a whole lot of work to do in a rather short period of time. Maybe the US decides to commit to some informal reduction in carbon emissions eventually. Maybe it doesn't. Here we're talking about shoulds.
So for non-US people: how should a given country go about meeting their commitment to the Paris Accord?
For the US peeps: 1.) should the US bother trying to reduce carbon emissions and 2.) how should it go about doing it?
For everyone: What place does nuclear energy have in an energy portfolio that reduces carbon emissions?