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Main Title Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case /
Author Fox, Michael H.
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 861207474
ISBN 9780199344574 (hardback); 0199344574 (hardback)
Subjects Nuclear energy--Environmental aspects ; Global warming--Prevention ; Nuclear industry--Safety measures ; Nuclear industry--Accidents ; Radioactive waste disposal ; SCIENCE / Energy ; Kernenergie--(DE-588)4030318-4 ; Kernenergiewirtschaft--(DE-588)4123502-2 ; Kerntechnische Industrie--(DE-588)4123505-8 ; Klimaèanderung--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Prèavention--(DE-588)4076308-0 ; Umweltgefèahrdung--(DE-588)4346327-7
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TK9153.F69 2014 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/24/2015
Collation xii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Makes a case for nuclear energy as a clean-energy solution"-- "In Why We Need Power: The Environmental Case, radiation biologist Michael H. Fox argues that nuclear power is essential to slowing down the impact of global warming. He examines the issue from every angle, relying on thirty-five years of research spent studying the biological effects of radiation. Fox begins with the problem, carefully laying out how our current energy uses and projections for the future will affect greenhouse gases and global warming. The book then evaluates each major energy source and demonstrates the limits of renewable energy sources, concluding that nuclear power is the best solution to our environmental crisis. Fox then delves into nuclear power, looking at the effects of radiation, the potential for nuclear accidents, and the best methods to dispose of nuclear waste. By systematically analyzing each aspect of the nuclear issue, Fox clarifies which concerns have a scientific basis and which remain unsupported. His in-depth exploration of the facts persuasively demonstrates that nuclear power is critical to reducing the effects of energy production on the global climate."--