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8 high-profile champions of nuclear power

By: Starre Vartan on Jan. 25, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
Portrait of Barry Brook

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Barry Brook

Barry Brook is an Australian scientist and professor at the University of Adelaide in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Brook has published three books and several hundred papers on climate change and environmental issues. He advocates for nuclear energy as a sustainable energy source, and his latest book, “Why vs. Why: Nuclear Power” argues for next-generation plants, specifically the integral fast reactor (IFR) type.

Brook says in his Brave New Climate blog, “Although many environmentalists consider nuclear power to be somehow anti-environment, it’s my firm belief that nuclear energy actually offers a viable low-carbon, low-impact alternative that cannot be matched by other low-carbon solutions.”