Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Physics Professor, University of Connecticut: There is no such thing as safe energy. To ask for such is to ask for gasoline that doesn't burn. Nuclear is the safest generation scheme for electricity, but one should always bear in mind that energy saves far more lives than it costs, no matter what the source. Do not pollute a strong pro-nuclear case with weak arguments ("climate change"). If the weather turns cold for a year or two, the anti-nukes will push the argument that you pro-nukes lied to them about global warming to inflict nuclear power on an unwary public.
Fear of Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. Is it justified? (Ed Berry, Will Happer, Howard Cork Hayden, Jay Lehr, John Shanahan) USofA17.Oct.2019
Ed Berry, Consulting Atmospheric Physicist, Will Happer, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Princeton University, Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut, Jay Lehr, Geological Engineer and Groundwater Hydrologist, John Shanahan, Civil Engineer with career in nuclear power: This article is written to give everyone a few, clear answers about use of fossil fuels and catastrophic man-made global warming from articles by outstanding scientists in the field and give references to many more authors and articles. Anyone reading and absorbing this very succinct information should know the correct answers about fossil fuels and man-made global warming.
A few notes about energy to Jurica Dujmovic at MarketWatch. (Howard Cork Hayden) USofA - Fossil fuels and nuclear are bad (Jurica Dujmovic)15.Oct.2019
Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Physics Professor, University of Connecticut: My expertise is physics, and I have been studying the energy picture since the early 60s. My first publications about energy were in the early 80s, and I have published The Energy Advocate for over 23 years. Nobody --- not a single soul --- has ever been hurt by the radiation from a US power plant or by the waste therefrom, although we have had nuclear power plants in operation since the 50s. How is that bad? The MarketWatch Opinion article byJ Dujmovic, "Think fossil fuels are bad? Nuclear energy is even worse" could be one of the most inaccurate pieces MarketWatch has ever published.
Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Physics Professor, University of Connecticut: As a long-time observer of the energy scene, I remind everybody that the war on nuclear is only part of the war on energy being waged by both the malicious and the ignorant. All energy saves lives, even from unreliable piddle-power sources like firewood (500 W/acre, 1200 W/ha year-round average), wind (5 kW/acre, 12 kW/ha year-round average), and solar (>>>$1 million/kWh at midnight). Please don’t get sucked in by the implication that fossil fuels are bad. You’d be joining the battle against energy.