Stewart Brand Speaks 'Environmental Heresies' At Long Last


Environmentalist icon Stewart Brand, famously the publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, speaks "Environmental Heresies" in the current Technology Review. While Brand continues to exaggerate concerns about man-made global warming and invasive species, he now urges his fellow Greens to recognize that the population explosion is a bust and that biotechnology and nuclear power are green technologies.

I can't resist an "I told you so" here since I've been saying the same things about population and biotech and nuclear power for a long time. It's nice that Brand finally agrees.

Call me a crazy optimist, but I think that Brand is right when he says, "Over the next ten years, I predict, the mainstream of the environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism in four major areas: population growth, urbanization, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power."

Hat tip to Wayne Crews for the link.