College hosts nuclear energy proponent

A speaker at St. Scholastica's Peace and Justice Lecture series will make the case for nuclear power as a tactic to fight climate change.

Journalist Gwyneth Cravens' talk, "The Truth About Nuclear Energy," will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus. It is free and open to the public.

She argues for nuclear power as a safe energy source and an essential preventative of global warming. She calls for environmental and technical communities to work together to reduce causes of climate change that can be tied to human activity.

Cravens is the author of "Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy." Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker and Harper's Magazine.

The theme for this year's speaker series is "Sustainable Living." The rest of this year's Alworth Center for Peace and Justice Lecture Series lineup is:
Nov. 9 - "Economic Growth Still Matters" with Bob Hoffman
Feb. 8, 2018 - "Shifting to Solar and Wind Power" with Janet Larsen
March 20, 2018 - "Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling" with Andrew Hoffman

All presentations start at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium and are free and open to the public.