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In a world torn apart by wars over oil, many politicians are increasingly looking for alternative sources of energy — and their leading choice is often nuclear. Among the myths that have been spread over the years about nuclear-powered electricity are that it does not cause global warming or pollution (i.e., that it is "clean and green"), that it is inexpensive, and that it is safe. But the facts belie the barrage of nuclear industry propaganda:
  • Nuclear power contributes to global warming
  • The real costs of nuclear power are prohibitive (and taxpayers pick up most of them)
  • There's not enough uranium in the world to sustain long-term nuclear power
  • Potential for a catastrophic accident or terrorist attack far outweighs any benefits.
Trained as a physician, and — after four decades of antinuclear activism — 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 damning book, the world cannot withstand either.

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"Caldecott's latest antinuke book searingly debunks the claim that the impending 'nuclear power renaissance,' purported by some to be the only answer to global warming, is 'clean and green.' She covers all the bases, from the carbon emitted in the creation of nuclear power (higher than fossil fuels if the entire process from uranium mining to waste disposal is included) to the cost of nuclear plants (too high to be viable without large government subsidies) and the health risks and possibility of accidents and terrorists' access (more than we'd like to think). She also points out that, despite proponents' assurances, we still haven't found a safe place to store the waste materials for the necessary thousands of years, and that state-of-the-art nuclear plant technology is still full of unresolved problems. Caldecott's predictable alternative is also sensible: switch to wind and other benign renewables, turn down the thermostat, wear a sweater, use energy efficient lights and dry clothes on the clothesline. Detractors will complain that she is strident and incendiary, but those who believe that facts matter will want to read her frighteningly convincing argument. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Trained as a physician, and--after four decades of antinuclear activism--thoroughly versed in the science of nuclear energy, the bestselling author of "Nuclear Madness" turns her attention from nuclear bombs to nuclear lightbulbs. As she makes meticulously clear in this work, the world cannot withstand either.

About the Author

The world's leading spokesperson for the antinuclear movement, Dr. Helen Caldicott is the co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and the 2003 winner of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize. She divides her time between Australia and Washington, D.C., where she recently established the Nuclear Policy Research Institute.

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MaggieBurlVT, August 21, 2006 (view all comments by MaggieBurlVT)
Dr. Caldicott's thorough command of the subject is evident in this book. During the 1970's Dr. Caldicott made all of us aware of radioactive fallout. Now Dr. Caldicott once again uses her medical background to show why generating electricity by using nuclear power is the worst choice we could make. It is time to turn down the thermostat, conserve energy in every way possible and fund the develpment of environmentally compatible energy sources. Read this book as soon as possible to know why Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer, and pass it on.
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ISBN:
9781595580672
Author:
Caldicott, Helen
Publisher:
New Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy policy
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
Nuclear power plants
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Energy policy -- United States.
Subject:
Nuclear industry -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Public Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Caldecott's latest antinuke book searingly debunks the claim that the impending 'nuclear power renaissance,' purported by some to be the only answer to global warming, is 'clean and green.' She covers all the bases, from the carbon emitted in the creation of nuclear power (higher than fossil fuels if the entire process from uranium mining to waste disposal is included) to the cost of nuclear plants (too high to be viable without large government subsidies) and the health risks and possibility of accidents and terrorists' access (more than we'd like to think). She also points out that, despite proponents' assurances, we still haven't found a safe place to store the waste materials for the necessary thousands of years, and that state-of-the-art nuclear plant technology is still full of unresolved problems. Caldecott's predictable alternative is also sensible: switch to wind and other benign renewables, turn down the thermostat, wear a sweater, use energy efficient lights and dry clothes on the clothesline. Detractors will complain that she is strident and incendiary, but those who believe that facts matter will want to read her frighteningly convincing argument. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Trained as a physician, and--after four decades of antinuclear activism--thoroughly versed in the science of nuclear energy, the bestselling author of "Nuclear Madness" turns her attention from nuclear bombs to nuclear lightbulbs. As she makes meticulously clear in this work, the world cannot withstand either.
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