Meet the environmentalist Stephen Tindale. For five years he was the Greenpeace Executive Director in UK and Chair of Greenpeace Europe in Brussels. Prior to that, he was Special Advisor to Michael Meacher when he was Environment Minister.
Now he says that:
'...too much of the discussion is still about what we should not be doing or what we should be against. There is not enough discussion or information on solutions – what we can and should do to minimise dangerous climate change, and what should be done to make us not only safer and more secure, but also richer and happier.'
On these principles he argues that nuclear energy is a nesessary part of the solution. Stephen continues with the negatives of nuclear power:
'There are serious issues with nuclear power, such as the problems with radioactive waste, pollution and the cost - but they are not as serious as a 6°C change in the climate.'
This is where thorium energy enters the picture. Its properties has caught his interest and Stephen will attend and contribute to the thorium energy conference in London on October 17 -20, ThEC2010,
What do you think about "alternative" nuclear technologies?, Climate Answers by Stephen Tindale
Nuclear power? Yes please..., The Independent by Steven Connor