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Mitigating Climate Change with Nuclear Power - Interview with David Shropshire

From 11 to 22 November 2013, the nineteenth round of annual talks on global climate change will take place in Warsaw, Poland. The IAEA will be participating in the Conference of the Parties, known as COP-19, and will be making its latest report on Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2013 available to Conference participants. IAEA Nuclear Energy expert, David Shropshire, discusses the new report and the role of the IAEA at COP-19, 6 November 2013.

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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.

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Ocean Acidification

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.

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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.

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Climate Change and Nuclear Power - Interview with Alan McDonald
Alan McDonald, an energy expert at IAEA, explains highlights of Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2012 report, and UN Climate Change Conference (COP-18), 6 December 2012.

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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:

The High Andes of Peru, the busy streets of Jakarta and the dusty Cameroon bush - all very different places, in diverse parts of the world, with one thing in common: 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.

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IAEA, Partners Highlight Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

19 November 2013 | Participants at an IAEA-chaired side event at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference COP19 heard that hydro, wind and nuclear power produce the smallest amounts of GHG emissions on a life cycle basis. More →

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