The Nuclear Option
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressive minions are adamant that climate change is an existential threat to our country. But if they really believed that, they would support nuclear energy, the only technology that has a track record of rapidly replacing fossil fuels.
Environmentalists in the U.S. rarely support the nuclear option and their opposition can be traced back 40 years to the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, Pa., where no one died. The incident would have been long forgotten if not for The China Syndrome, a Hollywood flick that said a nuclear accident could burn a hole all the way to China. “People saw that and freaked out,” says environmentalist Joshua Goldstein. He says we’d have more nuclear power if it weren’t for that movie and the media hysteria that followed.
On the other side of the issue is activist Harvey Wasserman, who says it’s an inevitability that another disaster looms in the future. Wasserman and Goldstein join John Stossel to debate the issue.