A March 12, 2014 Democracy Now! segment featuring an interview with Ralph Nader was advertised as a report about the recent US Senate climate change talkathon. Nermeen Shaikh, the show co-host, moved rapidly from a discussion about the Senate actions to draw attention to climate change to asking Nader a leading question about nuclear energy.
The long-time antinuclear campaigner suffered a near meltdown as he railed for several minutes against one of the two ultra low-carbon energy sources that can produce reliable power — large scale hydroelectric power is the other one. He made several specific accusations that are complete fabrications. Here is the video segment.
Note: You can find the transcript at Nader on Senate’s Climate Stance, “Insanity” of U.S. Nukes, & Why Obama’s Min. Wage Hike Falls Short.
Ralph Nader needs a fact checker.
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