Arthur Scargill on nuclear power

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There is a characteristically controversial piece in The Guardian today by former NUM President, Arthur Scargill. While it is almost sacrilegious for me to say it — given my support for the miners during the famous 1984-85 strike — I’m unconvinced by his arguments. If clean coal technology were readily available this would be a no-brainer but, unless I am mistaken, there is a lot of work to do yet before this becomes a serious possibility. Unfortunately, as James Lovelock points out, we don’t have the luxury of time.