Back in 2011 I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Patrick Moore in person, in Milan, Italy, where I was living at the time.
Dr. Moore was touring Italy to introduce the Italian version of his book “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout” which I highly recommend; at the end of the book presentation I introduced myself to him and to Chicco Testa, who was also present at the event, and shared some nice conversations about nuclear, energy, genetically modified organisms, and other topics.
I kept the contact information for Patrick, and a little more than a year ago I proposed to interview him on behalf of “Atomi per la Pace”, a group of Italian pro-nuclear enthusiasts who have been doing some very interesting interviews with different personalities, mostly focused on nuclear energy. This is the link to the YouTube channel for “Atomi per la Pace”.
This is the one hour long video, worth watching as we touch on many different aspects beyond nuclear, including climate change, GMOs, and his history with Greenpeace.
I consider Alex Epstein as a great influencer, at least he is for me, but I am quite sure that many more think the same way, and in fact I am meeting more and more people who share the same positive and constructive point of view held by Epstein.
As you might know, Alex Epstein is the author of the book “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” which was released in November 2014. This book is a must read in my opinion, as it will change your views on fossil fuels, if you are one willing to listen to a voice very different than what the vast majority people is saying.
Hey, I’ve been there with nuclear already, so I very much know what it means being right, yet being a small minority!
This presentation is about 40 minutes long, and it includes some 15 minutes of Q&A. It begins with the great book video trailer, a small gem. This is all very much worth watching.
Robert Bryce, author of many interesting books such as “Power Hungry” and “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper”, both very much worth reading if you are interested in energy, is one of the many who hates to use slides during his presentations.
This will not really matter though, because he is a great speaker and he will keep you glued to the screen for the whole 46 minutes.
This presentation is from September 2014, and is still very actual. A must see in my view