Michael Shellenberger is an American environmentalist, author, and activist. He was born on June 16, 1971, in California, United States. Shellenberger is the founder and president of Environmental Progress, a research and advocacy organization that promotes nuclear energy as a solution to climate change.
Shellenberger is known for his controversial views on climate change and environmentalism. He has criticized the environmental movement for what he sees as an over-reliance on renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, and has argued that nuclear power is a safer and more reliable form of clean energy.
Shellenberger has authored several books, including “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All,” which argues against what he sees as overly alarmist and doom-and-gloom messaging around climate change. The book has been both praised and criticized for its arguments.
In addition to his work with Environmental Progress, Shellenberger has worked as a consultant for several environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. He has also served as a policy advisor to governments and businesses on energy and environmental issues.
Shellenberger’s views on climate change and energy have been the subject of controversy and debate, with some environmentalists praising his advocacy for nuclear power, while others criticize his skepticism of renewable energy and climate change urgency.