In an opinion paper, Dr James Hansen has recently posed the following question:
"Do Scientists Have a Duty to Expose Popular Misconceptions?"
Dr Hansen then went on and answered his own question by blasting away vigorously at some choice misconceptions and at the medieval self serving bigotry that so often defeats (or at least holds back) scientific, technological and social progress.
(His paper is Here - it is well worth a read)
Whether by coincidence or not, the Grand Old Man of Rational Environmentalism, Dr James Lovelock CH, CBE, FRS is first to take up Hansen's call to arms.
In a new Channel 4 video ( This Link ) he expounds on the benefits of Nuclear, the sheer stupidity of wind farms and also expresses his reasoned support for fracking.
Although now 92 years old his sharpness and lucidity clearly rattle his interviewer, who was no doubt expecting somewhat less forthright (and more conformist) views.
The video, along with a commentary is in This Link to the relevent Channel 4 blog page:
Enjoy. (I did)