So, let's just take a closer look at nuclear.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has looked at the carbon content of all these different fuels,
and nuclear comes out really low -- it's actually lower even than solar.
And nuclear obviously provides a lot of power -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
During a year, a single plant can provide power 92 percent of the time.
What's interesting is that when you look at countries that have deployed different kinds of clean energies,
there's only a few that have done so at a pace consistent with dealing with the climate crisis.
So nuclear seems like a pretty good option, but there's this big problem with it,
which all of you, I'm sure, are aware of, which is that people really don't like it.
There was a study, a survey done of people around the world, not just in the United States or Europe, about a year and a half ago.
And what they found is that nuclear is actually one of the least popular forms of energy.
Even oil is more popular than nuclear. And while nuclear kind of edges out coal, the thing is,
people don't really fear coal in the same way they fear nuclear, which really operates on our unconscious.
So what is it that we fear? There's really three things.
There's the safety of the plants themselves -- the fears that they're going to melt down and cause damage;
there's the waste from them; and there's the association with weapons.
And I think, understandably, engineers look at those concerns and look for technological fixes.
That's why Bill Gates is in China developing advanced reactors.
That's why 40 different entrepreneurs are working on this problem.
And I, myself, have been very excited about it.