Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment?
In this provocative talk, energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms are not the best method of energy production, and describes an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural environment — nuclear energy.
Michael gave this talk at a TEDx event.
(It was independently organized by a local community.)
- Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment (in 2008 with Ted Nordhaus) and President of Environmental Progress — a research and policy organization.
A lifelong environmentalist, Michael changed his mind about atomic energy and has helped save enough nuclear reactors to prevent an increase in carbon emissions equivalent to adding more than 24 million cars to the road.
Here’s more from Michael Shellenberger on the same topic.
Why I changed my mind about nuclear power.
- TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
(From TED website)
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