Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Another Aussie Cracks the Anti-Nuke Code

After listening to a television interview with a member of the local chapter of the "no solutions" brigade, one Australian blogger needed to vent:

I was just watching the local news, and I was annoyed by the leader of the Greens party here saying that his policy is No to everything nuclear. Such an idiot.

The problem with some environmentalists is that they support policies that actually damage the environment.

If you had the choice between pollution in the air you breathe, versus pollution in barrels in a storage facility, which would you choose? Obviously pollution in barrels is better than in the air.
Apparently, the choice isn't so obvious to everybody. And here's another Aussie who, while undecided on the future of nuclear energy, sees plenty of contradicitons inherent in the positions of local anti-nukes.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Calling someone an "idiot" without addressing the issues is not exactly devasting refutation.

Eric McErlain said...

Then again, that's not the point of the post. What we are demonstrating is that the message of many anti-nuke groups -- one that hasn't changed in tenor or tone for decades -- isn't nearly as effective as it once was.

Whether you admire his style of argument or not, it's clear that a number of folks are beginning to tune out the same old message.