From my summary comments on The Times of Gainesville, Georgia blog last week.
There is no doubt we have already been delayed in making the critical decisions around energy for far too long. It now is, if possible, even more vital that the sources of information on which these decisions are made and supported be examined in detail. A change over under best of circumstances has to be gradual with focus on some areas more than other. The longer the delay the more disruptive the changes will be.
This long delay in acting on preventing and modifying the climate change being caused by carbon emissions has perversely at least given the people a chance to examine the track records of these well funded advocates of expansion of poisonous fuel sources. They would have us ignore the overwhelming consensus among the scientific community as to facts of carbon emission caused warming, and now the risks calculated by investor class in regard to nuclear power.
The science as to warming is settled and the documentation in the scientific literature is plentiful. The problems of nuclear are self evident. The creation of waste, dangerous to man forever, and what to do with it is the first. A second has shown itself in the inevitable unpredictable accidents of man and nature that create vast unlivable areas of devastation or contamination that endure endure operationally forever.