There is always going to be something that is bad, but we gotta go for something if we aim to cut down pollution.
I would say Scotland is a good example of a Country with these goals in mind. By 2020 they aim to have 100% of their electricity needs produced by renewables. Obviously ambitious, but going down the right road.
Polution from cars is a big problem too obviously, but I do believe we are heading in the right direction with that already. Not necessarily with the new electric cars that are coming out these days. But there is enough drive and funding for the researchers to eventually come up with a viable solution eventually.
Agreed. But the only problem to that is, in a hugely populated country like India or China, alternative sources of power just wont cover the needs.
Bigger population? Bigger and more fields of solar/turbines... Granted population density has a large part to play, but that doesn't mean they should just say "*CENSORED* it" and not even try to generate a large percentage of their electricity from renewable sources.
I don't think nuclear is the way forward. It is relatively "clean" compared to other methods, and can be safe etc. Supporters say that disasters and malfunctions are very rare. But they just aren't rare enough. The disasters do happen. And they can be largely effected by natural disasters, which, in 20-30-70 years time could
become more freaquent and more devistating.
Plus, if we are thinking long-term for mankind. We can't just keep dumping growing amounts nuclear waste under ground and in the oceans.