Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Do You Know Patrick Moore?

He was one of the founders of Greenpeace, but has publicly broken with the group over a variety of issues he outlined in an op-ed piece in the Miami Herald (registration required) a few weeks ago. He's another committed environmentalist who supports nuclear energy:

A significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions seems unlikely given our continued heavy reliance on fossil fuel consumption. Even UK environmentalist James Lovelock, who posited the Gaia theory that the Earth operates as a giant, self-regulating super-organism, now sees nuclear energy as key to our planet's future health. ''Civilization is in imminent danger,'' he warns, ``and has to use nuclear -- the one safe, available energy source -- or suffer the pain soon to be inflicted by our outraged planet.''

Yet environmental activists, notably Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, continue lobbying against clean nuclear energy and for the Band-Aid Kyoto Treaty. Renewable energies, such as wind, geothermal and hydro are part of the solution. Nuclear energy is the only nongreenhouse gas-emitting power source that can effectively replace fossil fuels and satisfy global demand.


To learn more about Moore and his strategies for sustainable development, visit Greenspirit.

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