How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment

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How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment

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How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment.

fear of nuclear powerMichael Shellenberger is co-founder and Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 to 2015, and a co-author of the Ecomodernist Manifesto.

Over the last decade, Shellenberger and his colleagues have constructed a new paradigm that views prosperity, cheap energy and nuclear power as the keys to environmental progress. A book he co-wrote (with Ted Nordhaus) in 2007, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, was called by Wiredmagazine “the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring,” while Time magazine called him a “hero of the environment.” In the 1990s, he helped protect the last significant groves of old-growth redwoods still in private hands and bring about labor improvements to Nike factories in Asia.

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“We’re not in a clean energy revolution; we’re in a clean energy crisis,” says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear. In this passionate talk, he explains why it’s time to overcome longstanding fears of the technology, and why he and other environmentalists believe it’s past time to embrace nuclear as a viable and desirable source of clean power.



By | 2017-11-26T13:12:18+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Atividades de Inglês, TEDtalks|

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Cursos de Inglês como Segundo Idioma [ESL] para pessoas interessadas em dominar o idioma em tempo recorde e de forma definitiva. Através de ferramentas tecnológicas de ponta e conteúdo intensivo, a MSR Maestro auxilia todos no domínio do idioma Inglês.