A video of a talk by Michael Shellenberger
11 a.m., January 15, 2023
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This week, we will discuss a follow-on to last week’s presentation with the video, “Why I Changed My Mind about Nuclear Power” by Michael Shellenberger. This week we will have lots of time for Q&A to discuss among ourselves our thoughts about nuclear Power’s Pros and Cons.
You can view this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciStnd9Y2ak.
Michael 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, Michael 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 Wired magazine “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. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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