Sea levels are rising, flooding coastal areas.
Climate extremes like drought and flood are more common.
Hurricanes and severe storms are more frequent.
The ice in the Antarctic, Arctic and Greenland is disappearing.
Delicate ecological networks on which all life depends are being disrupted irreversibly.
As we struggle to slow down global warming by reducing carbon emissions, we also face an energy crisis: Using coal emits too much CO2 which causes global warming. Oil consumption increases, but new reserves are becoming difficult to find. Nearly at the end of European natural gas pipeline, UK access to dwindling natural gas supplies will become very insecure. Renewable energy is not being deployed quickly enough. Bio fuels mostly use too much energy for the energy obtained and compete with food crops for land. Many environmentalists are now reluctantly turning to nuclear power for the answer, but is it?
Will our energy future be a choice between the consequences of a nuclear reactor accident in which tens of thousands might die, or an environmental disaster in which millions might?