13 Jan '12, 3pm

Scientist blames James Bond for lack of nuclear support

Anti-nuclear campaigners, why do you dislike nuclear power? Is it because of the risk of massive meltdowns? The unsolved issue of what to do with waste? The lack of realistic evacuation plans? Or is it the influence of a James Bond movie you probably watched at least a couple times as a bored child -- Dr. No ? David Phillips, president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said recently that Dr. No's nuclear-powered island lair helped drive the "entirely negative" view people have of the industry. Yup, that must be it. The world also irrationally hates on lasers, solar power, submarines, and aquifers -- all of which Bond villains have depended on at some point in the British spy's long career.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2012-01-13-scientist-blames-jam...

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