Nuclear? No thanks! Earthlife Africa Johannesburg joins a host of civil society groups in a global call for a renewable energy future. STOP!!! Don’t Nuke the Climate.

 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights the growing climate crisis and the energy challenges we face. We need an urgent global shift to clean and renewable energy and national governments need to actively facilitate and manage the transition from reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear to renewable energy.

Every dollar invested in nuclear power makes the climate crisis worse by diverting investment from renewable energy technology. Nuclear is increasingly unsafe and unreliable in a warming world with more frequent shutdowns and an inability to operate safely under changed climate conditions.

Our organisations maintain that nuclear power is:

  1. Dirty and Dangerous
  2. Unsustainable
  3. Unjust
  4. Slow
  5. Expensive
  6. A Security Risk
  7. Aging or Unproven
  8. Not Carbon Neutral

Go to Don’t Nuke the Climate to see the full statement, sign-on, and/or to check out the civil society partners. For more information about our work, follow Earthlife Africa Johannesburg on Facebook and Twitter.