The former Greenpeace leader explains why he quit and now supports nuclear energy
- Hat tip to Jeremy Gordon World Nuclear News
Just about anyone who follows the nuclear energy renaissance knows that Patrick Moore has been making the rounds as a spokesman for investment in new nuclear reactors.
What’s new is that Moore has written a book about his experiences as a leader of Greenpeace, the arch druids of the anti-nuclear movement.
This change of heart is more interesting than the fact that some 1960s activists became successful entrepreneurs. For instance, Chicago 7 member Jerry Rubin (1938-1994) was an early investor in Apple Computer.
Moore’s new book
Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist (publisher link) is Patrick Moore’s firsthand account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and leader in the organization’s top committee.
Moore (left) explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism.
‘Confessions’ details Moore’s vision for a more sustainable world. From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on some of the most controversial subjects in the news today.
In ‘Confessions’ Moore persuasively argues for us to rethink our conventional wisdom about the environment and, in so doing, provides the reader with new ways in which to see the world.
Moore runs an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Prior coverage on this blog
- November 2010 – Moore ratchets up the rhetoric
- May 2008 – Greenpeace founder brings pro-nuclear message
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