Nuclear Hubris: Christian Parenti On What Japan's Nuclear Disaster Means for the U.S. Energy Industr June 30, 2011

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In part two of our conversation with journalist Christian Parenti he discusses his recent article, Nuclear Hubris: Could Japan’s Disaster Happen Here?, about what the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Japan means for the expansion of the nuclear power industry United States. "I think its important to problematize atomic power because some in the Green Movement look to it as a solution," says Parenti. "But there is no way that this economy can create enough power from atomic energy in a cost-efficient manner in the time necessary." Parenti argues the focus on developing atomic power diverts funds from the …



In part two of our conversation with journalist Christian Parenti he discusses his recent article, Nuclear Hubris: Could Japan’s Disaster Happen Here?, about what the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Japan means for the expansion of the nuclear power industry United States. "I think its important to problematize atomic power because some in the Green Movement look to it as a solution," says Parenti. "But there is no way that this economy can create enough power from atomic energy in a cost-efficient manner in the time necessary." Parenti argues the focus on developing atomic power diverts funds from the transition to clean technology and pushes the world closer to global warming — a topic he explores in his new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.