The people who were most concerned about climate change were most opposed to nuclear power. Greenpeace is against fossil fuel, nuclear and hydroelectric power. Those three technologies produce over 99 percent of world energy. What kind of a path to a sustainable future is that?
I *like* electricity. It provides power for refrigerated food, lights, hospital operating rooms, the Internet, cell phones, etc. and without our lives would be vastly more difficult and primitive. So, in an era of global warming and peak oil, nuclear power seems a real good way to keep the lights on.
The US already gets 20% of its power from nuclear energy. Why not make that 50%? We absolutely also need to continue to cut usage and develop alternative, clean power sources. Like I’ve been saying for a while, we need to do everything, and do it now.