List of pro-nuclear environmentalists

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Stewart Brand wearing a shirt bearing the radioactive trefoil symbol with the caption "Rad."
Stewart Brand at a 2010 debate, "Does the world need nuclear energy?"[1]

While nuclear power has historically been opposed by notable environmentalists, a minority have come to support it. An urgent necessity to mitigate the serious problem of anthropogenic global warming is generally cited, often coupled with confidence that the widespread fear of nuclear technology, especially modern designs, is disproportionately greater than its actual risks.[2] Such individuals (aka "Nuclear Greens"[3]) include:

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  1. ^ "Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?". TED. Filmed February 2010. Posted June 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Ialenti, Vincent F. 2013. Nuclear Energy’s Long Now: Intransigent Wastes & Radioactive Greens (Forum on Energy & Modernity). Suomen Antropologi: 38. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2338449
  3. ^ Robert Bryce (Winter 2013). "Rise of the Nuclear Greens". City Journal. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nuclear power's time has come". CNN. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Aussie scientists dominate global energy talks". ABC News (Australia). 7 June 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Carol Browner (5 May 2014). "If You're Concerned About Climate Change, You Should Support Nuclear Power". Forbes. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "To Carol Browner, Nuclear More Than Just Matters – It’s Essential". Breakthrough Institute. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d Thom Patterson (3 November 2013). "Climate change warriors: It's time to go nuclear". CNN. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Cravens, Gwyneth (2007). Power to Save the World. New York: First Vintage Books. 
  10. ^ Chris Goodall (23 February 2009). "The green movement must learn to love nuclear power". The Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Leigh Dayton (10 March 2010). "James Hansen keen on next-generation nuclear power". The Australian. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  12. ^ James Hansen on nuclear power on YouTube
  13. ^ Nicholas D. Kristof (9 April 2005). "Nukes Are Green". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nuclear power support from former sceptic Mark Lynas". BBC. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Mark Lynas thinking the unthinkable on nuclear power on YouTube
  16. ^ David MacKay (March 2012). A reality check on renewables. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Mackay, David (2009). Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air. UIT Cambridge. ISBN 0-9544529-3-3. 
  18. ^ George Monbiot (21 March 2011). "Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power". theguardian.com. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Hugh Montefiore (22 October 2004). "We need nuclear power to save the planet from looming catastrophe". The Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2013.  Note, an expanded version of the same essay was printed the next day: Hugh Montefiore (23 October 2004). "Why the planet needs nuclear energy". The Tablet. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Patrick Moore (16 April 2006). "Going Nuclear". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Breakthrough! Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger of the Breakthrough Institute Discuss "Climate McCarthyism" And Why They Now Support Nuclear Power". Energy Tribune. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  22. ^ John Vidal (10 April 2012). "Vicious words mark the war between pro and anti-nuclear environmentalists". theguardian.com. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  23. ^ Jogalekar, Ashutosh (July 23, 2013). "Richard Rhodes on the Need for Nuclear Power". Scientific American. 
  24. ^ Kate Breimann (30 April 2013). "Environmentalists Go Pro-Nuclear in 'Pandora's Promise' Trailer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Steve Connor (23 February 2009). "Nuclear power? Yes please...". The Independent. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  26. ^ Former Greenpeace/UK Executive Director Stephen Tindale on nuclear power and renewable energy on YouTube
  27. ^ Bryony Worthington (4 July 2011). "Why thorium nuclear power shouldn't be written off". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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