In the 1970s, two countries took two different paths in energy policy.
Denmark pursued wind power, but failed to replace its fossil fuel power plants. It has among the highest carbon emissions per capita in Europe.
France pursued nuclear power, and now has the lowest carbon emissions of any OECD country.
Nuclear power mitigates carbon emissions and fights climate change. Renewable energy, by itself, is inadequate. If you want real climate action, you must support both nuclear energy and renewables. It’s the only way to solve the climate problem, fully, and in time to make a real difference.
This video was produced by my sister, Marion Brook. It is terrific — exactly the type of community advocacy that is required. It is a visual complement to her “Take real action on climate change” posters, strategy and F.A.Q. It sums up the energy replacement problem beautifully, in less than 2 minutes, and also includes shots of various BNC supports who marched at Walk Against Warming.
As the accompanying song says:
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right.
Let’s take real action on climate change. Support nuclear power.