A public change-of-heart by a founder of Greenpeace to believe that Nuclear power is good. He argues that it’s the only large-scale viable alternative to massive polluters like coal. He also analyzes the safety record of Nuclear in the US and other issues.
I’ve always been on the fence on this. Nuclear energy obviously has many drawbacks but perhaps its total impact on the environment is not as bad as a coal plant spewing massive amounts of greenhouse gasses into the air.
However, having said that, it should be noted that cars emit a much higher percentage of greenhouse gasses than any one form of power generation. So, reducing car emissions by 50% would have a much larger impact on the environment than getting rid of 50% of coal power plants.