What if the enviromentalists never stopped backing nuclear power? They used to campaign pretty well for it, since its pretty much clean.
Most environmentalists are not "anticapitalist" and are very much into certain forms of high tech (such as solar and wind power). The bulk of the environmental movement is politically moderate to liberal - "deep greens" haven't much impact outside of conservative scare stories. Many environmentalists are wary of nuclear power for the exact same reasons that MOST people are - overestimating the harm of spectacular accidents vs. ordinary pollution, and being intrinsically more worried about "radiation" than other forms of harm without really understanding what it is.Scott Rosenthal said:The basice problem is that most (not all, but most) environmentalists are anticapitalist luddites
Such as what opinion surveys? Do you have any examples?Scott Rosenthal said:Touched a nerve did I?... Good...
As for who is or is not an anticapitalist luddite, numerous opinion surveys in fact show strong correlation between those who profess green (not deep green, I believe we can all agree that they are a bunch of nutters, and utterly unrepresentative of any rational worldview...) positions and those who evince strong anticapitalist and antitechnological views. Yes, there are some who don't follow this sad path, but by and large they are the exception, and not the rule.