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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Nuclear Option: Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, comes out in a Washington Post op-ed in favor of nuclear power.

He’s not the first leader of the green movement to do so—James Lovelock has been making the case for a decade or so—but this piece provides yet more evidence that the time is right for a resurgence of nuclear power. That has to happen, because weighed against fossil fuels and continued global warming nuclear is clearly the lesser of two evils. But it won’t happen without a massive public education campaign--and so far the industry doesn’t seem to be taking advantage of public concern about climate change to make its case more vocally.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger James Aach said…

    Regarding public education and nuclear, you might be interested to know that Stewart Brand, the founder of The Whole Earth Catalog mentioned in the linked article above, has also endorsed a techno-thriller novel of nuclear power by a longtime industry insider (me). This story serves as a lay person's guide to the good and the bad of this power source. (There's plenty of both). The book is available at no cost to readers at http://RadDecision.blogspot.com - and they seem to like it, judging from their comments on the homepage.

     

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