Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, opens a Washington Post op-ed with this admission:
In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots.
Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change.
Nature -- not human activity -- is mainly responsible for climate change. But opposition to nuclear power has made energy more costly. I therefore welcome Moore's change of heart, regardless of his reasons.
I almost referred to Moore's "change of mind," buy anyone who thought of nuclear energy as synonymous with nuclear holocaust cannot be credited with having a mind.
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