Nuclear energy has not been harnessed safely and nuclear waste as well as proliferation of weapons irresponsible create an existential threat to humanity! Eliminating the use of nuclear energy until it is harnessed safely must be a priority for all governments world wide!! E& D should continue because technology will sooner or later render nuclear energy wastes inert and safe!! The non-proliferation treaties are good stop gaps ! But the reality of nuclear energy is that it poses a greater risk to our life on the planet than climate change!! As the vanguard of democracy in the free world it is up to us to lead by example!!