Monbiot likens anti-nuclear greens to climate change deniers
The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all
I’ve discovered that when the facts don’t suit them, the movement resorts to the follies of cover-up they usually denounce
Failing to provide sources, refuting data with anecdote, cherry-picking studies, scorning the scientific consensus, invoking a cover-up to explain it: all this is horribly familiar. These are the habits of climate-change deniers, against which the green movement has struggled valiantly, calling science to its aid. It is distressing to discover that when the facts don’t suit them, members of this movement resort to the follies they have denounced.
Also cited in the article is this Guardian piece about the short and long term risks of the Fukushima nuclear plant damage:
Pollution from coal-fired power plants is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year, whereas the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to kill a single person
I don’t know if the picture is that rosy (not a single person?), but it’s hard to argue coal is preferable.