Stewart Brand of Whole Earth Catalog fame is a long-time environmentalist
who in recent years decided nuclear was necessary.
(He also decided
no-till was necessary, which was enough
to convince me he’s gone barmy.)
he debates Mark Z. Jacobson,
whose new study says we can
power the world with wind, water, and sun.
I think Jacobson should reconsider including building more hydroelectric dams,
but his study does demonstrate that we don’t need nuclear or biomass.
But watch it and see what you think: