04 Feb '12, 1pm

Pro Surfer Kyle Thiermann Talks Nuclear Power in South Africa with Kelly Slater, Van Jones, and Foster Gamble

Pro Surfer Kyle Thiermann Talks Nuclear Power in South Africa with Kelly Slater, Van Jones, and Foster Gamble

The nuclear disaster in Japan was a wake up call for the world and since then all but 11 of the 50 nuclear reactors in Japan have been closed and the rest will likely go offline in the next year. Germany , Switzerland, Spain, and Israel are all looking away from nuclear power as a result of the catastrophe. But even with all the worldwide pushback, South Africa is set to construct a massive nuclear power plant in Jeffreys Bay, widely known as one of the best surfing spots in the world. Kyle Thiermann, pro surfer and head of Surfing for Change visited Jeffreys Bay firsthand to learn the impact that the plant will have. Watch the Video with Kelly Slater, Van Jones, and Foster Gamble Not only is Jeffreys Bay considered to have one of the best point breaks in the world, both for consistency and quality, it’s also an ecosystem that’s known for a diversity of bird species. Peopl...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/kyle-thiermanns-surfing...

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