- Nov 1, 2021 6:52 am GMT
"World leaders are heading to Glasgow to come up with yet another plan to tackle climate change. Joe Biden had hoped to have a stack of climate-related legislative accomplishments to brag about. But they’re being held up and threatened in the fight over the price tag of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill.
Normally, if you miss your last chance to do something — catch a flight, see a movie, etc. — you stop trying. If you think climate change should be the moral equivalent of war, then you should manage expectations like a wartime leader does. You don’t say, 'We’ll lose the war if we lose this one battle' — unless it’s true.
You also don’t refuse to use your most effective weapons, at least not in a fight for the survival of humanity, without a good reason. And in this case, the best weapon in our arsenal is nuclear power. As former NASA climatologist James Hansen and his colleagues have argued, there’s 'no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.'"
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