|Patrick Moore at the Rockland Business Association's annual meeting|
Lobbyists and proponents of the biotechnology, logging and nuclear industries have always cited Patrick Moore, as an example of an environmental activist who has seen 'the light'.'
Recently Congressman Mark Cojuangco has been quoting Moore, on the issue of nukes and I was wondering if had he not been formerly a part of Greenpeace would his opinion on the issue still count?
I recently stumbled upon this quote from Patrick Moore:
Nuclear power plants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created. Their construction and proliferation is the most irresponsible, in fact the most criminal, act ever to have taken place on this planet.
Patrick Moore, Assault on Future Generations, 1976
Looking at it now, I can't help but wonder - did nuclear power all of a sudden become safe? Or is Patrick Moore a liar?