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  • Author:
    Kristin Shrader-Frechette
  • ISBN:
    0199794634
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    978-0199794638
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 12, 2011)
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    368 pages
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1. The book fails to compare the health impacts of nuclear power vs fossil fuels. Nuclear power killed 60 people in the last 60 years according to WHO.

Very readable for scientists, policy makers, and the public. -Joseph J. Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project, New York. 1. Combustion fuels kill 7 million people per year through air pollution alone, neglecting the upcoming deaths due to climate collapse.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that debate about climate change continues is because fossil-fuel interests pay non-experts to confuse the public. She then builds a comprehensive case against the argument made by many that nuclear fission is a viable solution to the problem, arguing that data on the viability of nuclear power has been misrepresented by the nuclear industry and its supporters.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette. What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning . This urgent book on the most pressing issue of our time will be of interest to anyone involved in environmental and energy policy

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that debate about climate change continues is because fossil-fuel interests pay non-experts to confuse the public. This urgent book on the most pressing issue of our time will be of interest to anyone involved in environmental and energy policy. Поделиться: ]] :0]] ]] :0]] ]] :0]] ]] :0]] ]] :0]] ]] :0]] :0 ]] :0]].

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, P. is ONeill Endowed Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. She teaches courses in environmental sciences, quantitative risk assessment, philosophy of science, environmental health, and science and ethics. With degrees in mathematics and in philosophy of science, she has done 3 post-docs: in biology, economics, and hydrogeology. is ONeill Endowed Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of. . Oxford University Press. The real contribution of Shrader-Frechette’s book is that it re-examines pro-nuclear arguments of whether or not nuclear power actually is a solution to climate change. Is the entire nuclear fuel cycle truly ‘carbon-free’? Does nuclear power actually provide large-scale electricity generation in a cost-effective manner? And finally, will nuclear power really deliver a viable solution to climate change?

Kristin Shrader-Frechette (born 1944) is O'Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette (born 1944) is O'Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously held senior professorships at the University of California and the University of Florida.

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Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that d What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that d What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change

What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that debate about climate change continues is because fossil-fuel interests pay non-experts to confuse the public. She then builds a comprehensive case against the argument made by many that nuclear fission is a viable solution to the problem, arguing that data on the viability of nuclear power has been misrepresented by the nuclear industry and its supporters. In particular she says that they present deeply flawed cases that nuclear produces low greenhouse gas emissions, that it is financially responsible, that it is safe, and that its risks do not fall mainly on the poor and vulnerable. She argues convincingly that these are all completely false assumptions. Shrader-Frechette then shows that energy efficiency and renewable solutions meet all these requirements - in particular affordability, safety, and equitability. In the end, the cheapest, lowest-carbon, most-sustainable energy solutions also happen to be the most ethical. This urgent book on the most pressing issue of our time will be of interest to anyone involved in environmental and energy policy.

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This is a wonderful book.

Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar
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I have now read What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy – Not Nuclear Power.

The book clings to the hope that wind and solar alone can save the planet from climate collapse. That may be true, but with the 2050 deadline for ocean acidfiction looming, who in their right mind would want to fight for the climate with their hands tied behind their back?

As promised, here are my thoughts:

1. The book fails to compare the health impacts of nuclear power vs fossil fuels. Nuclear power killed 60 people in the last 60 years according to WHO. Combustion fuels kill 7 million people per year through air pollution alone, neglecting the upcoming deaths due to climate collapse. So one week of the alternative to nuclear power kills more people than the entire history of nuclear power.

2. The Author has an impressive c v, and the book, published in 2011, is not too dated.
3. After a few kind words for the victims of Fukushima, it begins with a useful glossary, then makes plain its love of LNT, the carefully refuted assumption that radiation damage to animals is linear from the highest exposure down to the lowest.
4. The book reveals bias when it talks about subsidies for nuclear power, but doesn’t mention subsidies for pv and wind.
5. The author makes no mention of innovative designs for nuclear power such as Molten Salt Reactors (MSR),
6. The author is critical of Gen III and III+ reactors.
7. Although few will disagree with the author about the need to act on Climate change and the folly of denialism and the continued use of carbon fuels, almost everything else in the book runs counter to what I’ve read elsewhere, and it echoes much of what we get from LaFarge, Caldicott, Wasserman, etc., although in a more professional manner that ends with 75 pages of source notes.

Frankly, this book needs to be read and refuted.
I will mail the book to whoever agrees to read it promptly and to write a more concise review than I’ve provided here.

See http://energyrealityproject.com/nuclear-power-climate-change-warrior-for-the-21st-century/ - AND - http://youtu.be/FGYQhGNUMCo
Member, Union of Concerned Scientists -- Member, Thorium Energy Alliance --
NO ONE has died from radiation from commercial nuclear power production in Western Europe, Africa, Asia or the Western Hemisphere, but MILLIONS die every year from burning coal and oil.
We can Replace carbon-fueled power plants with modern, safe, efficient, nuclear reactors that create NO CO2.