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  1. Tom Dengler January 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm |

    You are wrong on every point. While nuclear may not be the final solution it is available and has been proven practical. To cavil about dangers is crying wolf. Poor engineering is not the same as inherent danger. At San Onofre they have done everything wrong. The people are paying with increased respiratory discomfort already. A statesmanlike approach would built out San Onofre as was originally intended. Obviously the utilities are the biggest part of the problem. The sector should be nationalized.

  2. Terry Moore January 11, 2014 at 9:29 am |

    Hansen is an incredibly dedicated climate scientist who has put himself on the line for many years arguing for deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. As his and other scientists’ calls have been ignored and emissions continued to rise so has his alarm about the future of life on earth. In his book, The Storms of My Grandchildren, he outlines the relatively limited progress on renewables world wide and the need, from his perspective, to use nuclear power as a transition to a non fossil-fuelled future. No one can doubt Hansen’s dedication to averting catastrophic climate change but is he, and others like George Monbiot, right about “four generation” nuclear power? I don’t think so, but there is a huge need for an open debate to clarify the issues. Hopefully, Hansen will agree to engage in an open and constructive debate on this issue. T

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