Nuclear 2.0
Why a green future needs nuclear power

By Mark Lynas

Nuclear 2.0
Paperback, 112 pages £6.99
Published: 30th January 2014
ISBN: 9781906860233
Format: 198mm x 129mm

Category: All Books, Energy

Resources: Nuclear_MarkLynas_Notes_with_live_hyperlinks.pdf

By making use of the latest in world energy statistics, author Mark Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about one percent of global primary energy, looking to renewable energy as a solution to deliver all the world’s power is a dangerously delusional concept. Moreover, with no possibility reducing the world’s energy usage—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—additional solutions are needed. This book then details how the antinuclear movement of the 1970s and 1980s succeeded only in making the world more dependent on fossil fuels. Instead of making the same mistake again, this book shows how all those who want to see a low-carbon future need to join forces by backing an ambitious proposal for a combined investment in wind, solar, and nuclear power.

"A passionate appeal to environmentalists to embrace all the tools available that can tackle climate change. This book deserves to be read."

- David MacKay FRS, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change

Mark Lynas is an environmental writer and campaigner whose previous books have drawn attention to the perils of global warming. He is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, a Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment, and was Climate Advisor to the President of the Maldives from 2009 to 2011. He recently featured in the movie documentary Pandora's Promise, which inspired the writing of this book.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
ISBN: 9781906860233
Format: 198mm x 129mm

BIC Code: KNBT, RNA
BISAC Code:  TEC028000
Imprint: UIT Cambridge


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