What is Atomic Diaries?

Since 2010 we have been interviewing scientists, engineers and environmental activists pertaining to all things climate and nuclear. We are now sharing this archive footage with you through the Atomic Diaries project. Our civilization and our biosphere is in danger of becoming vulnerable to needless risks. Weighing up risks can be hard. However learning from one another, listening and opening ourselves up to the exchange of information from differing professionals and experts remains vitally important.  We hope to bring new perspectives and inspiration at a time when its most needed.

What are the pro-nuclear activists saying?
• Climate activists argue that the UK and EU will miss crucial climate
targets if they don’t build more nuclear reactors.
• Despite the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
demonstrating that nuclear energy is essential to avoiding climate
breakdown most green groups (such as Greenpeace and WWF)
are still actively campaigning against it
• UK government’s own advisors on climate change warned of a ‘huge
margin’ between the country’s ambitious climate targets and its
‘disappointing’ policies. It is now planning to build a further 8 reactors.
• As well as calling on world governments to build more nuclear power
stations and extend the life of existing ones, the activists want antinuclear
green NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF to drop their
opposition to nuclear energy,
• All 4 decarbonization pathways from the IPCC call to vastly increase
and upscale the amount of nuclear energy plants we currently have in
the world today. So nuclear power actually represents the scientific


According to Oxford University’s Our World in Data, nuclear energy is one of the safest and cleanest forms of energy: https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) includes nuclear in all four of emission reductions pathways: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Leading NASA Climate Scientist Dr James Hansen and other leading Climate Scientists have said “Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change”: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/03/nuclear-power-paves-the-only-viable-path-forward-on-climate-change.