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Climate Change and Nuclear Power - Interview with Alan McDonald
Alan McDonald, an energy expert at the IAEA, explains the highlights of the Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2012 report. He also provides an overview of the IAEA's activities at the UN Climate Change Conference "COP-18", the expected outcomes from COP-18, and nuclear power's future prospects, 6 December 2012.
MEL and Climate Change
Marine scientist, James Orr, talks about the impacts of global warming on the oceans and the about the work of the IAEA's Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco to study climate change. He also discusses the ocean's role in taking up CO2 that is emitted into the atmosphere.
As CO2 emissions into the atmosphere increase, acidity levels in the oceans - which absorb large amounts of this greenhouse gas - are also increasing. At the IAEA's Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco, scientists are using nuclear techniques to study the impact of ocean acidification on one of our most valuable natural resources.
Economic Impact of Ocean Acidification
Over 150 marine scientists from 26 countries have joined forces to issue a statement - known as the Monaco Declaration on Ocean Acidification. The IAEA's Marine Laboratories play a key role in the Declaration. In line with one of its main recommendations, the IAEA marine scientists are teaming up with economists to evaluate the economic impacts of ocean acidification. IAEA scientist Ross Jeffree talks about this initiative.
Food For the Future
The High Andes of Peru, the busy streets of Jakarta and the dusty Cameroon bush - the people here are all benefiting from nuclear science and the support of the IAEA to produce and protect food and make it safer, 18 September 2012:
Tracing Pollution of the Past: Protecting Aquatic Environments in Caribbean
The IAEA is helping twelve countries in the Caribbean to understand and manage coastal pollution, 21 September 2011:
Search For Safe Water: Bangladesh's Battle Against Arsenic-Poisoned Water
In 1993, Bangladesh found its main source of fresh water was contaminated with natural arsenic, resulting in a public health threat impacting millions of people, 19 September 2011:
- Nuclear Science for Food Security, 2 December 2008
- Isotope Hydrology, 26 August 2008
- Managing Coastal Pollution in Caribbean, 30 April 2009