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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow (Hardback)
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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 14/02/2019
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As climate change begins to take a serious toll on the planet--with much more damage yet to come--a solution to our warming problems is hiding in plain sight. We need to commit to de-carbonizing our economy, and do so immediately, but so far we have lacked the courage to really try.

Our fears of nuclear energy have grown irrationally large, even as our fears of climate change are irrationally small.

In this clear-sighted and compelling book, Joshua Goldstein and Steffan Qvist come bearing good news: a real solution, one that is fast, cheap, and provably works. Based on Sweden's success cutting their carbon emissions in half, Goldstein and Qvist argue for a policy that combines nuclear and renewable energy sources. From 1970-1990, Sweden replaced coal power plants with nuclear ones, and slowly integrated renewable energy alongside it. During that same time period, the country generated more electricity than ever and its economy grew by 50 percent. They have had no nuclear accidents, nor has any of their uranium been stolen by terrorists.

Separating facts from doomsday scenarios, Goldstein and Qvist force a real and meaningful dialogue about what the best energy policy is, and the dangers of remaining on our present path. And they offer an answer that really could work--if only we'd give it a try.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9781541724105
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 214 x 144 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A Bright Future addresses the fears that people have around nuclear as an energy source and illuminates a path to making it a more significant part of our energy portfolio. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren."--Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the EPA
"A Bright Future lays out the only viable path that has been proposed for rapid global decarbonization."--James Hansen, climate scientist, Columbia University
"A rational if somewhat unlikely strategy to reverse global warming using current technology and without self-denial... The authors argue for nuclear power, and the facts are certainly on their side....A reasonable argument directed at a lay audience."--Kirkus Reviews
"A Bright Future starts with a bang. 'Few books can credibly claim to offer a way to save the world, but this one does, ' the psychologist Steven Pinker writes in his foreword. That is a bold assertion, but by the time I had finished the book, I was half-convinced he was right."--Ed Crooks, Financial Times
"Goldstein and Qvist offer food for thought, making this a viable resource in the arsenal of arguments for and against the best methods of staving off a global energy crisis."--Booklist
"A Bright Future comes along at a critical time for our planet. Its key message: the climate is changing, the consequences are serious, and we can and must take action."--George P. Shultz
The most important book about climate change since An Inconvenient Truth.--from the foreword by Steven Pinker

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