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Atoms for Humanity: The Heroic Journey of Nuclear Power

Michael Shellenberger

President and Founder, Environmental Progress

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3110 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2017 Colloquium Series
About the Speaker: 

Michael Shellenberger is an award-winning author and environmental policy expert. For a quarter-century he has advocated solutions to lift all people out of poverty while lessening humankind's environmental impact. Michael is coauthor of visionary books and essays including "The Death of Environmentalism," Break Through, An Ecomodernist Manifesto, "Evolve," and Love Your Monsters. He writes for publications including Scientific AmericanThe New York Times, and the Washington Post. Michael is a passionate advocate of the right of poor nations to develop and is a leading pro-nuclear environmentalist. His research, writings and talks challenge the idea that rising energy consumption is bad for the environment. Michael has made the intertwined moral and scientific case for energy justice in "An Ecomodernist Manifesto," written with 17 other leading scholars and scientists, in "Why Energy Transitions are the Key to Environmental Progress," coauthored with Rachel Pritzker, and a TEDx talk, "How Humans Save Nature."