We already know that nuclear power is uneconomical, damages the environment and leaves us with a nasty and as-yet-unsolved waste problem – ‘energy too cheap to meter’, it isn’t. But here’s another reason for not investing in new nuclear plants – the weather. It’s been awfully dry this year, hasn’t it? We’ve had real droughts in both the US and Europe. The thing is, nuclear plants need a lot of water to run safely and efficiently, and the global water shortage is one of the major unmentioned crises currently facing the human race. Lucky there are better options available, eh?