Co-founder of Green Peace makes a compelling case for nuclear energy. Whether one believes in global warming or not coal causes pollution and smog. We can switch from coal to nuclear and breathe a lot easier. Other technologies such as wind, geothermal and solar will have their place but none of these can replace coal. The cost of natural gas will only go up and so will our electric bills. Nuclear energy might have seemed expensive in the past but now it is reasonable in comparison to our other options. Power from nuclear plants isn’t going to spike each time there is a hurricane or another war in the middle east. I think the medium term choice is very clear. We have to get over our hang ups with nuclear energy.