Top climate change scientists’ letter to policy influencers
In early November, 2013, climate and energy scientists James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley released an open letter to CNN calling on world leaders to support development of safer nuclear power systems.
My thanks to my fellow wordpress blogger, Michel, and his excellent site Trust, yet verify for tipping me to this letter.
“……No energy system is without downsides. We ask only that energy system decisions be based on facts, and not on emotions and biases that do not apply to 21st century nuclear technology.”
Their request sounds very much like the words I often use to summarize my viewpoint…………..There is no doubt that we in the USA need to alter our energy strategy. The question of how we will change it, however, needs to be determined by scientific evaluation of fact and logical analysis of performance and economics; not by emotion, political considerations, and “feel good” methodologies.
- Nuclear essential for climate stability (energyandnuclear.com)
- Dot Earth Blog: ‘To Those Influencing Environmental Policy But Opposed to Nuclear Power’ (dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Climate warriors go nuclear (edition.cnn.com)
- Nuclear power ‘is vital to slow warming’ (eco-business.com)