Michael Shellenberger is an American environmental activist, author, and political strategist. He is the founder and president of Environmental Progress, a research and policy organization focused on promoting clean energy and fighting climate change. Shellenberger has been a controversial figure in the environmental movement, as he has become known for his criticisms of mainstream environmentalism and advocacy for nuclear power as a solution to climate change.
Shellenberger has authored several books on environmental issues, including “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All” and “Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility.” He has also been involved in various political campaigns and advocacy efforts, including serving as an advisor to the 2020 presidential campaign of Andrew Yang.
Shellenberger’s views on environmental issues have been met with both praise and criticism. While some have commended his willingness to challenge mainstream environmental thinking and his support for nuclear power, others have accused him of promoting false information and downplaying the urgency of climate change.