Many environmentalists say climate change threatens to end human civilization and even humanity itself. Why then do they oppose the two technologies that have done the most to reduce carbon emissions, natural gas and nuclear, and insist on the two technologies that have done the least, solar panels and wind turbines? Is climate change really an apocalyptic threat? If not, what kind of a threat is it, and how can we deal with it? With natural gas’s role assured, and nuclear’s role in serious question, what matters and what doesn’t when it comes to expanding nuclear energy as a solution to climate change and other environmental problems? In this talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment,” Michael Shellenberger, author of forthcoming Apocalypse Never, will offer answers to these questions, and others.
July 21 @ 8:30 AM
8:30 am — 9:30 am