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I've been an environmentalist longer than most environmentalists have been alive. There always were environmentalists who favored nuclear energy for all the obvious reasons. The driving force behind antinuclearism wasn't the reasons the adherents gave, because they always were easily refuted. The driving force was the un-hidden agenda of holding material consumption down by limiting energy production. They ran into the law of unintended consequences. Instead of aiming toward low-impact lifestyles, the world simply substituted fossil fuels for nuclear energy, with tragic consequences. If the same people had put their efforts into promoting what they really wanted and had been honest about it, the world would be way better off.

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look forward to reading the book.

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