IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task:
Do you support that the nuclear technology should be used for constructive purposes?
Use your own knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Give reasons for your viewpoint.
Write at least 250 words.
Nuclear technology has been one of the hottest inventions during the 20th century. However, there have been heated debates about whether this technology should be used at all, even for very constructive purposes such as power generation.
The reasons why we need nuclear applications are very dear. First of all, our society is quickly running out of energy supply, and statistics even show a shortage of traditional fuel within 50 years. Besides the poor supply of energy, we are also facing pollution challenges. The CO2 generated in the past century has been roughly equal to the total amount of Carbon dioxide released in the entire history before. In short, we do not have enough energy to use, and can no longer afford to use it in the old way.
Nuclear technology is a much more available and cleaner solution to our possible energy and environmental crisis. At the current level of technology, the discovered nuclear supply will be enough to sustain the earth for more than a century. Its generation, if properly operated, produces nothing other than heat, so it is considered super clean. However, I fully understand the concerns from nuclear opponents.
First of all nuclear facilities will require strong capabilities to be operated safely. When the operators are not experienced enough, devastating accidents can be created. These have been seen in the former USSR and as well as in Japan. It takes time and resources to acquire such capabilities and not every country can afford it. The other issue with nuclear technology is that it can be easily modified into weapons, which can cost many lives when deployed.
Given the challenges we are facing, it is very necessary to promote the nuclear technology. However, this must be carried out very carefully, under strict regulations and the supervision by the entire human society.