09 Jul '11, 12pm

Why pro-nuclear environmentalism has failed when anti-nuclear has succeeded – and how to change this

Why pro-nuclear environmentalism has failed when anti-nuclear has succeeded – and how to change this

I have once again highlighted what I regard as the main shortcoming of pro-nuclear that makes it a position and not a movement. What has ever been the narrative that binds those of a pro-nuclear disposition? What does is mean, in terms of shared values and life experience, to be a pro-nuclear environmentalist? The anti-nuclear movement has leveraged a long and “glorious” history of protesting against the establishment and of working in the interests of global peace, all to further that goal: no nuclear power. Pro-nuclear on the other hand… again, apologies to those upon whose shoulders Decarbonise SA stands, but there hasn’t really been a narrative at all. Nothing for people to relate to. No clear sense of values and ethics to entice newcomers to a common ground that they can feel good about. We have seen some discussion about this in a recent Decarbonise SA comments threa...

Full article: http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/07/09/pro-nuclear-environ...

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