Rod Adams and Andrew Feinberg of the blog Capitol Valley discuss motives behind anti-nuclear activism.
A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Feinberg of Capitol Valley interviewed one of the new heros of the pro-nuclear world, Dr. Patrick Moore. You can hear the interview and read Andrew’s thoughts at Everything Old is New Again: From “No Nukes” to “Nukes Now” with Dr. Patrick Moore.
Here is a sample quote from that blog entry:
Here at CV we spend most of our time looking at new technologies, the future, and how a rush to judgment or a poor public relations decision can doom a promising technology, service, or company to failure. We see how sensationalism, poor reporting and massive “click to complain” campaigns can generate outrage where there should be none, and amplify the shrill cries of a few to the point where they dominate the public discourse.Now, instead of looking forward, we look back to the 1960’s, when the relatively new technology of nuclear power brought a promise of unlimited, clean energy. Those days also were the height of the cold war, when the fear of atomic weapons clouded the nation’s judgment of atomic power.
I made a comment on that blog entry that resulted in Andrew thinking that I might be a “crackpot”, so I decided to invite him onto the Atomic Show so that he could see for himself that I really am kind of kooky.
We had a great chat that I think you will enjoy. It is fun to share thoughts about history with someone just about half your age. Our personal experience lenses are quite different; the mixed points of view result in a good conversation.