Stewart Brand has become a heretic to environmentalism, a movement he helped found, but he doesn’t plan to be isolated for long. He expects that environmentalists will soon share his affection for nuclear power. They’ll lose their fear of population growth and start appreciating sprawling megacities. They’ll stop worrying about ‘frankenfoods’ and embrace genetic engineering.
He predicts that all this will happen in the next decade, which sounds rather improbable – or at least it would if anyone else had made the prediction. But when it comes to anticipating the zeitgeist, never underestimate Stewart Brand.
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March 3, 2007 at 4:55 am
FYI: Stewart Brand has also endorsed my insider novel of nuclear power, Rad Decision, as an outsider’s guide to the topic. I’ve worked in the US nuke industry over twenty years, and detail the good and the bad of this wacky energy source. Available free online, and also now in paperback. http://RadDecision.blogspot.com.
“I’d like to see Rad Decision widely read.” – Stewart Brand