March 29, 2009

A COMING NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE? Why not? It’s clean, reliable, and greenhouse-friendly! “There is no small irony in this turnabout. Nuclear power used to be the environmentalist’s ultimate pariah, thanks mostly to overblown claims about the dangers of reactor meltdowns and nuclear waste. But now the green movement has a new pariah – fossil fuels and their carbon dioxide emissions. To many environmentalists alarmed about global warming, nuclear power has an irresistible appeal: It releases no greenhouse gases. . . . As a result, some of the world’s most ardent Greens have come around to embracing nuclear power.”