The lens you used is being sold off. While it may be better than where you were, it doesn't exist to the extent that it did.
A good part of that is from our dependence on the fantasy of cheap oil.
Can't find it right now but I had a chart from EIA showing the historical US expenditures for imported oil. Its cumulative total could already have been measured in Trillions of dollars and for 2010, we're at a rate of ~ 1/3 of a Trillion per year. With our trade imbalance, that money was financed.
So its not just nuclear, our whole energy policy, by default, is no policy, except to continue with the status quo, which is both environmentally and financially unsustainable.
Do I want to live in the dark without AC, hell no. But I don't think we have to either. That sort of talk is scare tactic, diversionary BS.
There is no magic switch that we can throw to make it all better. Its going to take time but IMO, the best use of that time entails preference for domestic renewables, or better yet, fuel free systems.