Nuclear Matinee: Environmentalist Stewart Brand on Nuclear Energy

Environmentalist Stewart Brand, one of the principal founders of the green movement in the United States, speaks on environmentalism and nuclear energy.  Take a look and have a listen!

Stewart Brand also was a principal campaigner in convincing NASA to release the first photograph of the whole earth from space.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to bigthink.com

3 Responses to Nuclear Matinee: Environmentalist Stewart Brand on Nuclear Energy

  1. For those who haven’t been keeping up with posts about Pandora’s Promise, in which Brand is listed as a cast member: he practices environmental minimization personally, lives with his wife on a tugboat in San Francisco, in 450 sq ft of space, recently published a book that supports technology including nuclear energy, which he told Newsweek that he would probably still support if GHG and AGW were not an issue.

  2. James Greenidge

    Re: “Stewart Brand also was a principal campaigner in convincing NASA to release the first photograph of the whole earth from space.”

    I don’t understand this fellow’s claim. Ever since Tiros I days and the World’s Fair people (whetted by Echo 1 and Telstar) were clamoring for any first earth pixs from NASA and the weather departments. They needed no “campaigns” to drum up any support for that.

    James Greenidge
    Queens NY

  3. I don’t think the statement “Stewart Brand also was a principal campaigner in convincing NASA to release the first photograph of the whole earth from space” is an unfounded claim. He sold buttons that said “Why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole earth from space yet ?” c.f. http://click.si.edu/Story.aspx?story=31. When he set up a stand to sell them at UC Berkeley, the deans’ office had him removed from the campus, which was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, which of course spread to other papers.