saved by nuclear power

It would be a “noble act” if Australia embraced nuclear power, which could be generated more safely than coal-fired electricity, one of Australia’s leading scientists and climate experts claims.

Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and author of two books on climate change, said Australia, the worst greenhouse gas poluter per capita in the world, had few immediate options for clean-energy generation.

“Climate change is so catastrophic and imminent that only nuclear power can save us,” he said.

The Age, 5 Aug 2006 – screencopy held by website