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9 high-profile champions of nuclear power

George Monbiot

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George Monbiot

George Monbiot is a British writer and peace and environmental activist who has called global warming “the moral question of the 21st century.” Though he began his career abhorring nuclear energy, he became neutral on nuclear energy for some time before becoming pro-nuke following the Fukushima disaster.

By way of explanation he wrote in The Guardian, “… I still loathe the liars who run the nuclear industry. Yes, I would prefer to see the entire sector shut down, if there were harmless alternatives. But there are no ideal solutions. ... Atomic energy has just been subjected to one of the harshest of possible tests, and the impact on people and the planet has been small. The crisis at Fukushima has converted me to the cause of nuclear power.”