A group of the world's leading climate change experts have called for environmentalists to radically change their attitudes toward nuclear energy, saying it is the best means for humanity to avert catastrophic warming of the planet.

Four scientists who played a seminal role in bringing the issue of global warming to public attention sent letters to key environmental groups and politicians around the world over the weekend, urging them to reconsider the the use of nuclear power as a means of combating climate change. [caption id=”attachment_77773″…