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    DescriptionEverything you thought you knew about nuclear power is wrong. This is just as well, according to Mark Lynas in Nuclear 2.0, because nuclear energy is essential to avoid catastrophic global warming. Using the latest world energy statistics, Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about 1 percent of global primary energy, asking renewables to deliver all the world's power is "dangerously delusional". Moreover, there is no possibility of using less energy, when the developing world is fast extricating itself from poverty and adding the equivalent of a new Brazil to the global electricity consumption each year. The anti-nuclear movement of the 1970s and 80s succeeded only in making the world more dependent on fossil fuels, he shows: its history is "not lit by sunshine, but shrouded in coal smoke". Instead of making the same mistake again, all those who want to see a low-carbon future need to join forces, he insists, concluding the book with an ambitious proposal for an Apollo Program-style combined investment in wind, solar and nuclear power.


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    Title
    Nuclear 2.0
    Subtitle
    Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Lynas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 80 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906860233
    ISBN 10: 1906860238
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RNQ
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Abridged Dewey: 628
    Libri: I-TE
    LC classification: TA
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000, TEC028000
    DC23: 333.72
    BIC subject category V2: RND
    Thema V1.0: RND, RNQ
    Publisher
    UIT Cambridge
    Imprint name
    UIT Cambridge
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Mark Lynas is an environmental writer and campaigner. His previous books have drawn attention to the perils of global warming, and he was Climate Advisor to the President of the Maldives from 2009-2011. He is a Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies. He recently featured in the movie documentary Pandora's Promise, which inspired the writing of this book.
    Review quote
    Amazon customers' praise for the Nuclear 2.0 Kindle Single: "For someone new to the subject, this is probably the best and most concise overview of the debate and what actual science shows" "This treatise should be read by everyone who claims to want to save our planet" "Mark Lynas makes a compelling case"
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. How we got to where we are 2. The carbon challenge 3. The N-word 4. The case against: nuclear accidents and radiation 5. Next generation: Nuclear 2.0 6. The spectre of climate change 7. All of the above Notes Index