Going Nuclear

Going Nuclear

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, writes in the Washington Post on why he supports nuclear power.

In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots. That’s the conviction that inspired Greenpeace’s first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change.

Also, read James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back”.

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