Impact of Pandora’s Promise. Here’s Rod:
I recently saw an exceptional commentary about Pandora’s Promise from a man who asked to be identified as ‘an angel working in the clean-safe-nuclear field’. He gave me permission to share this.
By the way, this movie Pandora’s Promise shows the path of prominent Green leaders towards the pro-nuclear position.
It is likely to be influential among people who respect these leaders. And useful to nuclear power advocates, green or otherwise.
(…) The point I would make, that the movie fails to make strongly enough, is that what we really need is leadership.
We need an Eisenhower or John F. Kennedy to set the goal of clean safe cheap energy technology within 5 years, and appoint young engineers and scientists to accomplish it.
Leadership — exactly right. The US President is in the best position, and actually has the power to make this happen. E.g., to build the IFR through to utility scale pilot (that’s the easy part). More important, he has the power to bring together the US+EU+UK to work with China, India etc. to ramp up mass production of clean nuclear fast enough to really slash the amount of GHG from the coal plants that will otherwise be built. It just needs vision and political will. Sounds like “hope and change” to me.