[MCN] Nuclear power: People on both sides have been changing their minds

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Tue Jan 22 13:23:44 EST 2019

Grist Jan 22, 2019

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Is nuclear power worth the risk?

These five people changed their minds about nuclear power. Are you next?

By Nathanael Johnson <https://grist.org/author/nathanael-johnson/> 

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 More Intense, More Frequent, and Longer Lasting Heat Waves in the 21st Century. 

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“What can be said with some assurance is that there is a unique and nearly ubiquitous compound, with the empirical formula H(2960)O(1480)C(1480)N(16)P(1.8)S, called living matter.  Its synthesis, on an oxidized and uncarboxylated earth, is the most intricate feat of chemical engineering ever performed - and the most delicate operation that people have ever tampered with.”

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