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Published on Apr 29, 2014
Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson teaches at Stanford University where he is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy. In a TED sponsored debate: Does the World Need Nuclear Energy? Dr. Jacobson debated against Stuart Brand arguing the merits of solar and wind energy and the environmental and political threats posed by the expansion of nuclear power. His recent appearance on David Letterman highlighted his research into the great potential of alternative energy resources for healing the planet.
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