Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else

Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else

by Helen Caldicott

Publication Date: 01/07/2006

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In 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.
ISBN:
9780522852516
9780522852516
Category:
Nuclear power & engineering
Publication Date:
01-07-2006
Publisher:
Melbourne University Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
248
Dimensions (mm):
198x133x25mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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