I stumbled across the above video from DNews. Here is how DNews describes itself:
DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. New videos, twice daily at youtube.com/dnews
Though there are some points that could be improved, I think the presenter did a pretty fair job of summarizing James Hansen and Pushker A. Kharecha’s recent study on the beneficial health impact of using nuclear energy. For many people who have not deeply thought about the issue, the idea that nuclear energy saves lives certainly qualifies as a “mind-bending story” from a unique perspective.
What do you think?
Scientific American (April 2, 2013) Nuclear power may have saved 1.8 million lives otherwise lost to fossil fuels, may save up to 7 million more