Monday, June 11, 2007

A Democrat's Take on Greenpeace

In his latest diary at Daily Kos, N Nadir takes a closer look at Greenpeace and its methods:

Greenpeace is an organization that proudly announces that it is it acceptable to deal with half of the problem of climate change two full generations from now. Never mind that the means by which this dealing with half of the problem is dubious and has remained dubious for many decades in spite of similar past wishful thinking and cheering, or that energy demand should be expected to rise if we are to eliminate poverty, from where exactly does Greenpeace think that all the oil and coal and gas to cover the half they don't talk about is going to come? This is NOT an environmentalist position.

Greenpeace is an organization that files suits against nuclear power plants and then announces that nuclear power is too expensive because people file suits against nuclear power plants. Greenpeace is an organization that announces that so called "nuclear waste" cannot be shipped because there are Greenpeace activists - and might this not qualify in some cases for a Darwin award? - lying on the railroad tracks obstructing shipments of used nuclear fuel. Greenpeace is an organization that tries to claim that no nuclear energy expert is qualified to discuss nuclear energy because they are nuclear experts and that only Greenpeace is qualified to discuss nuclear energy because they have no direct involvement in the management of nuclear power.
I would hope that more of Nadir's confederates in progressive/Democratic circles would consider what he's written, and think about nuclear energy on the merits, rather than to judge it by ideological considerations.

1 comment:

Randal Leavitt said...

NNadir is much too kind to Greenpeace. They are parasites who have figured out how to make money by exploiting weaknesses in the nuclear industry. They are also a cult that exploits their own members ruthlessly. A loud and proud nuclear industry could silence them. Are we ready to start bragging about radiation hormesis?