Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else
By (author) Helen Caldicott
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else by Helen Caldicott
Book DescriptionIn a world torn apart by wars over oil, politicians have increasingly begun to look for alternative energy sources-and their leading choice is nuclear energy. The myths that have been spread about nuclear-powered electricity are that it does not cause global warming or pollution, it is inexpensive and it is safe. In this revealing examination of the costs and consequences of nuclear energy, world-renowned antinuclear spokesperson Helen Caldicott uncovers the facts that belie the nuclear industry propaganda: nuclear power contributes to global warming; the true cost of nuclear power is prohibitive, with taxpayers picking up most of the tab; there's simply not enough uranium in the world to sustain nuclear power over the long term; and the potential for a catastrophic accident or a terrorist attack far outweighs any benefits. Trained as a physician and thoroughly versed in the science of nuclear energy, the bestselling author of Nuclear Madness and Missile Envy here turns her attention from nuclear bombs to nuclear lightbulbs. As she makes meticulously clear in this essential book, the world cannot withstand either.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522852516
(198mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Helen Caldicott
If You Love This Planet, Paperback (September 2009)
"Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor." -Naomi Klein
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Helen Caldicott
Among the myths that have been spread over the years about nuclear-powered electricity are that it does not cause global warming or pollution, that it is inexpensive, and that it is safe. This work looks at the actual costs and environmental consequences of nuclear energy, which belies the incessant barrage of nuclear industry propaganda.
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