Challenging Climate

Zion Lights on nuclear energy, technology, and climate change

February 22, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 4
Challenging Climate
Zion Lights on nuclear energy, technology, and climate change
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Zion Lights is an environmental activist and author. She founded Emergency Reactor, which calls for greater use of nuclear power, alongside renewables, in order to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.  Her books include "The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting" and "Only a Moment." She was previously spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. We discuss her transition from Extinction Rebellion to nuclear advocate, nuclear energy's roles in reducing emissions, its challenges to expansion, the politics of nuclear energy, ecomodernism, and the dark side of environmentalism. 

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her background
Parenting
From Extinction Rebellion to nuclear advocate
Nuclear power to reduce emissions
Challenges to expanding nuclear power
Politics of nuclear power
Ecomodernism and dark environmentalism
Hope and optimism