Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

Nuclear Power, 1982: A Reprint

I’ve just posted my extensive 1982 article “Nuclear Power: The Unaffordable Option” in the Green Pieces blog on this site. I refer to the piece in this week’s Sunday column, and it has a certain historical interest. When I re-read it, to be truthful, I was struck by how little has changed about nuclear power in general — although its new appeal to green consumers in the context of climate change is certainly a dramatic development. 

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Gregory Cajete!

We’ve just posted our interview with Dr. Gregory Cajete, a brilliant Native American educator who teaches at the University of New Mexico, who is an eloquent expositor of the aboriginal understanding of the “nature of nature," a way of knowing that combines experiencing and feeling with understanding.

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The Trouble with Nuclear Power – Sunday column, March 27, 2011


In 1982, I was commissioned to write a heavily-researched cover story on the economics of nuclear power for the late, lamented weekend supplement called Today, which appeared in newspapers all across Canada. After visiting Ottawa, Chalk River, Toronto, Montreal and Point Lepreau, NB, I wrote an article entitled “Nuclear Power: The Unaffordable Option.” Nobody really knew the actual costs of nuclear power, I reported, but clearly they were unbearably high.

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