To the producers of TVOntario's current affairs show Studio 2:

1999 March 30

When discussing the major contributors to air pollution today, how dare David Suzuki mention nuclear power in the same breath as coal and trucks. In the last thirty years nuclear power has avoided the emission of a billion tonnes of CO2, and over a hundred million tonnes of particulate and acid gas pollution, by displacing coal-fired electricity generation. It is a clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels, and very much belongs in the mix of diverse energy options that future generations can call upon to meet their needs sustainably. These are the findings of scientific inquiry, and by ignoring them a former scientist like David Suzuki does a disservice to Canadians and the environment of the future.


Jeremy Whitlock