Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer (Paperback)

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The world-renowned antinuclear activist's expertly argued (The Guardian) case against nuclear energy

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. 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.

Helen Caldicott's look at the actual costs and environmental consequences of nuclear energy belies the incessant barrage of nuclear industry propaganda. Caldicott reveals truths, Martin Sheen has said, that confirm we must take positive action now if we are to make a difference. In fact, 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. Concluding chapters detail alternative sustainable energy sources that are the key to a clean, green future.

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 Prize for Cultural Freedom. Both the Smithsonian Institute and Ladies' Home Journal have named her one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. In 2001 she founded the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, which later became Beyond Nuclear, in Washington, D.C. The author of The New Nuclear Danger, War in Heaven (with Craig Eisendrath), Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer, and Loving This Planet and the editor of Crisis Without End and Sleepwalking to Armageddon (all published by The New Press), she is currently president of the Helen Caldicott Foundation/ She divides her time between Australia and the United States.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595582133
ISBN-10: 1595582134
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2007
Pages: 240
Language: English