“Ummm.... did I ever say Greenpeace filmed that? That was pretty random...
He is promoting coal by making people irrationally afraid of the only viable alternative to it.. What else are we going to replace our base coal-fired electricity generation with? Wind and solar are not practical to take coal's place and I'm sure you know why.”
“"a definitive study has been published indicating a death toll as high as 985,000... so far." That is not a study. It's a book full of speculation which was paid for by Greenpeace. The actual projected total death toll according the the World Health Organization is up to 4000.
"As a species, we are crying in agony, to the depths of our souls, from compassion and from fear." You should crying in agony at the hundreds of thousands of people killed by coal fired power's air pollution each year. If the entire world had dumped its coal fired plants for nuclear we could have saved literally millions of lives, and improved the quality of life of billions who have to deal with the fallout from coal power ever single day of their lives.”
Ummm.... Greenpeace did not film the Chernobyl documentary, it was done by a Soviet citizen.
And Harvey Wasserman is not promoting coal, that is a false diversionary argument made by Nuclear Cheerleaders. We both support investment in alternative energy, investment that should have started large scale 20 years ago.”
“"a definitive study has been published indicating a death toll as high as 985,000... so far." What you are referring to is not a "definitive study" but a book, or more accurately a loose collection of speculation, which was paid for by Greenpeace (Greenpeace does a lot of good things, but lobbying against nuclear power is completely irrational according to their own goals I really don't understand it). They managed to get the book published by The Annuls of The New York Academy of Sciences, who now regret having published that work of fiction.
If you want the actual numbers go check out the World Health Organization study on Chernobyl. They are saying that the eventual death toll of people dying from cancer beyond the normal rate may reach 4000...
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people die EVERY YEAR from respiratory disease caused by coal fired power plants not to mention the millions who have their quality of life horribly decreased, and then there is the greenhouse gas emissions which actually has the possibility to "OMG KILL US ALL!1!!"”