The immense challenge of satisfying skyrocketing energy demand without contributing to climate change is earning nuclear energy a second look. The Robert Stone documentary “Pandora’s Promise,” (shown on the eve of the conference), documents the intellectual journeys of self-described environmentalists as they reconsider the technology.
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A central figure in the controversy over human-caused climate change has been “The Hockey Stick,” a simple, easy-to-understand graph my colleagues and I constructed to depict changes in Earth’s temperature back to 1000 AD. The graph was featured in the high-profile “Summary for Policy Makers” of the 2001 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it quickly became an icon in the debate over human-caused (“anthropogenic”) climate change.