Some of the Green movement’s most prominent leaders argue that nuclear is both aligned with environmental values and absolutely essential to achieving the movement’s goals.
When I was eight years old, I started an environmental group in my mother’s basement. At eighteen, in a blaze of civil disobedience and a pair of golden hot pants, I pitched my tent at Climate Camp.
After 900 explosions over 40 years, the nuclear test-ban treaty put an end to the most bizarre tourist spectacle in recent history. We have not always been so frightened of the scintillating atom – even when we have had very good reason to be.