This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Should Australia Reduce Its Use Of Coal And Build Its Own Nuclear Reactor For Generating Energy?

446 words - 2 pages

Coal provides about 78% of Australia's electricity. It is also the main source for carbon dioxide emissions from electricity and heat production. Coal fires produce pollutants into the atmosphere; mainly they are the gases carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. These cause acid rain and lead to the greenhouse effect. Australia is practically the only developed country not using electricity from nuclear energy.If Australia was to replace its coal-fired plants with gas-fired plants, there would be a reduction of about 25-30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide being produced, but if this was to be replaced ...view middle of the document...

Australia should reduce its use of coal and become more dependent on nuclear energy because Australia now, is contributing to the greenhouse which is thought to be running global warming. Carbon dioxide levels are now 27% higher than at any point in the last 650,000 years and if it keeps rising it will possibly result in higher temperatures and rising sea levels.Although the use of nuclear energy is controversial because of the risks andthe problem of storing radioactive waste for many years ahead, the possibility for severe radioactive contamination by accident or sabotage, and the possibility that its use in some countries could lead to the production of nuclear weapons. Many people believe that these risks are small and can be reduced by the technology in the new reactors. They insist that the safety record is already good when compared to other fossil-fuel plants that it produces much less radioactive waste than coal power, and that nuclear power is a sustainable source.For the above reasons, nuclear energy may be considered bad for the world, but right now considering the melting ice, many displaced from their homes by rising oceans, increasingly catastrophic weather, and expanding deserts should be taken into account first. Therefore Australia should reduce its use of coal and build its own nuclear reactor for generating energy.http://www.uic.com.au/nip44.htmhttp://news.mongabay.com/2005/1124-climate.html

Other Essays On Should Australia reduce its use of coal and build its own nuclear reactor for generating energy?

Analysis Of The Bicycle And Its Role In Society

398 words - 2 pages the monotony of other activities In conclusion, physical activities provide many important health benefits for children. Regular exercise can make children feel good and build their confidence. Parents should encourage children to participate in physical activities that are safe and fun. A bicycle makes a child healthier, smarter and the more social person. However, as with all physical activities bicycling is not without hazards; Parents also must train their child to use the helmet during cycling.

The Glorious Revolution And Its Importance As A Precedent For The Subsequent Revolutions Of The 17th And 18th Centuries And The Shaping Of Democracy

926 words - 4 pages pursue and advocate a liberal political system that would initially provide for their own interests, but eventually the challenge to the autonomy of the aristocracy. This created a relentless pursuit by the masses for a liberal mass democracy and individual rights. In comparison to other events, the Glorious Revolution was integral in paving the way toward a working democracy.The Glorious Revolution was integral in the development of democracy as it

Agriculture And Its Impact On Ecosystem

2131 words - 9 pages Agriculture and its impact on ecosystemA.Agricultural farmland as a unstable ecosystem:An agricultural ecosystem is established and manipulated by human beings in various ways to suit their own purposes, e.g . for food production.This ecosystem is unstable in many aspects:1.Continual removal of soil mineral nutrients due to absorption by crops and weeds. Natural recycling of minerals is hindered as a result of harvesting and subsequent export of

Poverty And Its Effects On The Society

1514 words - 7 pages , social services and political decision-making.3. Dependency on limited natural resources such as agriculture for survival.4. Powerlessness due to lack of skills, knowledge, information and self- confidence which limits their ability to advocate on their own behalf as well as to self actualise.5. Severe susceptibility to natural disasters, social and economic changes.According to Zastrow (2000), p. 134, "there are two general approaches to defining

The Threat Of Terrorism For Australia

1675 words - 7 pages , may resort to chemical, biological or nuclear radiation devices.10. The use of nuclear weapons remains the least likely scenario, given current levels of security and the reluctance of any state to support the use of such a weapon for terrorist purposes. The dispersal of a radioactive substance in a terrorist incident remains a possibility. Nonetheless, despite the seemingly advantageous potential of nuclear, chemical or biological methodology

Analysis Of Hamlet's Second Soliloquy And Its Comparison With The Final Soliloquy

2026 words - 9 pages the will for revenge.Further, comparison of Hamlet and Hecuba is presented. Indeed Hamlet compares his own inaction with the one of the actor. He finds himself weak and cowardly when he sees how Hecuba can actually fake the passion and strength for revenge without having any real reason or impetus:"But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,Could force his soul so to his own conceitThat from her working all his visage wann'd,Tears in his eyes

"Globalisation And Its Impact On Both Developed And Underdeveloped Countries"

3439 words - 14 pages This paper examines the concept of 'Globalisation' and its impact on both developed and underdeveloped countries. The opponents to globalisation view growing international trade as detrimental to the interests of developing countries. However, there is no doubt globalisation has the ability to reduce poverty and economic inequality throughout the world. The issue remains whether the aid provided to underdeveloped countries gets to those who need

Terrorism And Its Effects On The United States

468 words - 2 pages Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. From the Trade Center bombing, to the September 11th attack in 2002, the United States had endured more than enough of its share of terrorism, and to this day continues to suffer.The first real wake-up call occurred on February 26, 1993. The main conspirator, Ramzi Yousef, was first discovered with partner Abu Barra under fake passports

The African Diaspora And Its Effect On The Veil

1355 words - 6 pages sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity" (Du Bois, 11), showing that Negroes look at themselves through the eyes of others. They do not look at themselves through their own eyes. In addition, Du Bois wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American without the association of negativity. He also explains that the

The Evolution Of Statutes Analyze The Morals Of Hammurabi, The Jews, And Dracon (And Possibly Solon) With Respect To The Modern Era And Its Morals

1290 words - 6 pages basis of Western Civilization was laid from the "development" of religion, which has provided a basis for laws to be formed. The basis of our culture ultimately comes from the Bible from the Jews. Many laws of the Bible are exhibited throughout our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other important documents that make our country and its inhabitants function and live. Any laws/morals that are present today are not new, but merely reappear as history continues to repeat itself.

Isolate Carbon Dioxide Through The Upward Displacement Of Air And Then Demonstrate Some Of Its Chemical And Physical Properties With The Isolated CO2

971 words - 4 pages Demonstrations. Retrieved September 1, from http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/baking-soda-and-vinegar.htmlSmith, D, Monteath S, Gould M and Smith R. (2008). Chemistry In Use: Book 1. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd, NSW. p. 128.Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia (1987). Chemistry Laboratory Manual: For Senior Secondary School. Singapore: Longman Cheshire Pty Limited. Pages 151-154.

Similar Papers

Should The Uk Join The Euro Or Remain Master Of Its Own Fiscal Destiny. What Are The Arguments For And Against?

3005 words - 13 pages Should Britain join the Euro or remain the master of its own fiscal policy, perhaps losing influence within the European Union (EU) as a consequence? British enthusiasm is low with only 37% of Small or Medium Enterprises favouring inclusion and 59% of small businesses opposed . An EU survey found Britain was least proud, and had the lowest opinion of Europe. Britain also had the highest public opinion against the Euro (65%) and felt it had

Should Bangladesh Proceed With Plans To Control Its Annual River Flooding? Why?

1162 words - 5 pages Should Bangladesh proceed with plans to control its annual river flooding?The floods in Bangladesh cause huge amounts of damage and large numbers of people are killed every year. It is therefore likely that development of Bangladesh is retarded producing one of the poorest countries in the world. Controlling the flooding would ensure development, and life could continue without the threat of flooding, but would it ensure future protection from

Management And Its Functions Essay

1248 words - 5 pages " management function because all the management functions depend on planning. Managers engage in planning by determining where the firm should be going and how best to get there. Once goals and objectives have been set for the organization, managers must develop plans (or actions) for achieving them. A plan could be defined as an outline of the actions by which the organization intends to accomplish its goals and objectives. The company that I

Rule Of Law And What Are Its Benefits And Defects

2674 words - 11 pages " treatment at all, but simple love & care.Aristotle supported being ruled by law and not rulers. Judges may be swayed by passion or from public-hostility. In some cases, their actions should be checked against laws to ensure that their exercise of legally-conferred powers are consistent & impartial. This does not mean that the law is good but shows law is essential for everyone to look at and compare if just decisions have been reached.Rules are