Janus Ader: Climate goals cannot be achieved without nuclear energy

Janus Ader At Budapest University’s Lyceum and Catholic College, he spoke to about a hundred students about the fact that currently a quarter of humanity does not have piped water, they have to travel long distances to get water, and every fifth person does not have enough Sewagethat is, the water does not flush, or only dirty water comes from the tap, and there is no flush toilet.

By 2050, there will be nearly 10 billion people on EarthThe vast majority of them will be city dwellers, and providing clean water will be a great challenge for them, especially in light of the fact that 2.5 billion people already live in “water scarce” areas, that is, in places where there is not enough water, the former president confirmed.

Three plays of water

In recent years, the water cycle has accelerated, as a result of which the weather has become more extreme, and a lot of rain falls at the same time. This is the tragedy of too much water, and in other places there is drought, this is the tragedy of too little water. And the third is the tragedy of polluted water, which he talked about about the problem of plastic products.

It takes five seconds for a plastic bottle to produce, we use it for five minutes on average, and it takes 500 years to decompose. If the pet bottles are handled improperly, they greatly pollute the water, are dangerous to wildlife, and decompose under the influence of ultraviolet rays, resulting in microplastic particles that can also enter the human body.

– noted Janus Ader, who says that an additional problem is that 80 percent of wastewater in developing countries is returned to rivers without treatment.

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The former President of the Republic drew attention to the fact that we should only buy what is really necessary, because each facility has a water footprint: for example, we need 7,600 liters of water to produce one pair of jeans, and 150,000 liters of water to produce one pair of jeans. water to produce one passenger car.

Climate goals cannot be achieved without nuclear power.

He also explained to students who are about to choose a career, what kind of new challenges they will have to deal with during their work. For example, engineers of the future will have to find a solution to meet the growing energy needs of the population, and doctors will also have to treat new diseases that appear as a result of climate change.

The key to sustainable development is to use as many resources as nature can replace.

The chairman of the board of trustees of the Kék Bolygó Climate Protection Foundation said the rivers are leaving Hungary’s territory cleaner than when they arrived here. In this situation, he wrote a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, who asked for help, and in response he was told that “the problem is being carefully studied.”

Janos Ader stated: The United States and China together are responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s emissions, while Hungary is responsible for only a small part of it. Hungarians also have to take action, but let’s not think that “if we stop working completely from tomorrow, the problems will be solved. Energy policy cannot be put on an ideological basis. Climate goals cannot be achieved without nuclear energy.”

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