THE OCEANS ARE CHANGING FASTER THAN WE KNOW
NUCLEAR POWER IS SAFER THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE OF ENERGY
FRENCH NUCLEAR POWER REDUCED FOSSIL FUEL USAGE
James Hansen -
"Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power and Galileo"
"Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power"
James Hansen and Many other Climate Scientists are now supporting Nuclear Power:
Four top international climate scientists have published an open letter ahead of the Nov. 11-22 Warsaw confab, strongly encouraging environmentalists to back new forms of nuclear power as a low-carbon energy source that can help stave off the ravages of man-made global warming.
Many former anti-nuclear environmentalists have crossed over to the pro-nuclear camp; the letter makes an urgent appeal to those who have not.
"Continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity's ability to avoid dangerous climate change," it states, noting that:
"Renewables like wind and solar and biomass will certainly play roles in a future energy economy, but those energy sources cannot scale up fast enough to deliver cheap and reliable power at the scale the global economy requires. While it may be theoretically possible to stabilize the climate without nuclear power, in the real world there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power."
The letter was signed by Columbia University adjunct professor James Hansen, who is the recently retired head of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies and who's known as the "grandfather" of the fight against global warming; by senior scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University, who has been known for among other studies his assessments of high altitude wind power; by Kerry Emanuel, atmospheric scientist at MIT who has studied links between climate change and hurricanes - a notable specialty with Typhoon Haiyan raging through the Philippines as I write this; and by Tom Wigley, climate scientist at Australia's University of Adelaide.