James Lovelock im “Guardian” (Auszüge):
I think the reaction to Fukushima was a turning point. It meant to me at least that it’s almost probably pointless to support nuclear now. The opposition to it now is just too powerful. It’s not rational opposition. It’s religious opposition. But we’ve got to survive and be pragmatic about this. If only society could think that way. OK, the greens are right that we shouldn’t be putting CO2 into the atmosphere as it will knock us off in the long run. And, to be honest, it’s probably too late now to change it. But we want to survive and for our children to have a future, so what do we do? The most sensible thing is nuclear, but I’m afraid the great bulk of people are not going to have it after Fukushima. They think nuclear actually caused the disaster. It’s so bizarre that’s it’s almost unbelievable to a scientist, but they do. They conflate the two together.
Germany is a great country and has always been a natural leader of Europe, and so many great ideas, music, art, etc, come out of it, but they have this fatal flaw that they always fall for an ideologue and Europe has suffered intensely from the last two episodes of that. And it looks to me as if the green ideas they have picked up now could be just as damaging. They are burning lignite now to try and make up for switching off nuclear. They call themselves green, but to me this is utter madness. All ideologues are harmful. They are never right.
The greens use guilt. That shows just how religious the greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting CO2 in the air. We do now know what we are doing when it comes to CO2 [emissions], but you don’t have to go right over the top like the greens and shouting, “You’re guilty!” I don’t like it.
It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use.
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