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Johns Hopkins SAIS expert develops research on climate change impacts to nuclear energy

New research co-authored by Sarah M. Jordaan, Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins SAIS, examines how global nuclear power is exposed to increasing risks from climate change.
 “The Climate Vulnerabilities of Global Nuclear Power,” published in Global Environmental Politics, explains how increasing risks from extreme weather events and other climate-related impacts threaten supply disruptions and even facility damage. Jordaan and her team recommend international agencies conduct comprehensive risk assessments and to develop national and international standards to mitigate risks for new and existing nuclear plants.
Professor Jordaan is available for interviews and background discussions on the research and the following topics:

  • Urgent need for international agencies to commence managing climate risks
  • Contribution of nuclear energy in achieving a low-carbon future
  • Nuclear plant resilience strategies for global climate vulnerabilities

This research is co-authored by Afreen Siddiqi, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), William Kakenmaster, research assistant at the Hoover Institution, and Alice C. Hill, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019