Published on Oct 4, 2014
Naomi Klein does not agree with James Hansen’s belief that nuclear power is an important component in our collective effort to avert climate catastrophe.
I went to the Hammer Museum on September 30th to hear Naomi Klein speak about her new climate change book *This Changes Everything*
Klein brought up NASA’s James Hansen a number of times, so I filled out a 3×5 index card with this question: “Do you agree or disagree with James Hansen’s advise that nuclear power is an essential component in our effort to avert climate catastrophe?”
The Q&A was coming to a close – Klein brought up Hansen yet another time when talking about how scientists had responded to the climate crisis – that’s where this video begins – and then Robert Greenwald finally asks my question.
I loved Naomi Klein’s answer. She started by saying that she loves James Hansen & she hates to disagree with him. She made a brilliant case against nuclear power and when she finished the auditorium exploded in applause – in fact it was the only time during the Q&A that the audience applauded an answer. Does this change everything? I certainly hope so.