Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Another Heretic
Stewart Brand is an iconic figure from the 1970s who has succeeded in remaining current and relevant. He is a deep thinker, and a "long" thinker. From his founding of the Whole Earth Catalog, something no true child of the 60s/70s can ever forget, to his role as a co-founder of the Global Business Network, Stewart has long been an influential voice among those willing to question the status quo. Here, with minimal comment from me, is a link to his recent op-ed in Technology Review. In it, he challenges the conventional wisdom of the environmental movement in four key areas. This includes asserting that nuclear power deserves another look, on its environmental merits.

All of this is controversial, but Stewart's environmental credentials are as impeccable as those of the other leaders he cites. Even if you disagree with his arguments, I hope you will agree that this as precisely the kind of debate we should be having right now, as a country, a society, and a global civilization.

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