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Julian Simon

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the knowledge now exists to support many times the present world’s population on less land than is now being farmed.

Coal’s damage to health due to mining risks as well as air pollution is much worse than even the most pessimistic estimates of the possible risks from nuclear power, and dwarfs any likely damage from nuclear power.

The artificial and irrational arguments against [nuclear waste] disposal in stable geological formations help to perpetuate the present way of disposing of fossil-powered electricity wastes – some of them in people’s lungs.