What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

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Chapter 1

1. “Doomsday Clock Moves One Minute,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Washington, DC: 2010); accessed April 14, 2010, at http://www.thebulletin.org/content/media-center/ announcements/2010/01/14/doomsday-clock-moves-one-minute-away-midnight.

2. Viktor Danilov-Danilyan, “Impact of Climate Change Equal to Nuclear War,” Terra Daily (Moscow: June 29, 2007); accessed April 14, 2010, at http://www.terradaily.com/reports/ Impact_Of_Climate_Change_Equal_To_Nuclear_War_999.html.

3. Nyla Sarwar, Green Movement Acknowledges Nuclear Power as a Feasible Option (Climatico, 2009); accessed April 14, 2010, at http://www.climaticoanalysis.org/post/nuclear-poweraccepted-as-a-feasible-option-by-the-green-movement/.

4. Quoted in Gwyneth Cravens, Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy (New York: Knopf, 2008), pp. 259–60; hereafter cited as Cravens, Power. Patrick Moore, “Going Nuclear,” Washington Post (2006): B01; accessed February 5, 2009, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/14/AR2006041401209.html. Hugh Montefiore, “Why the Planet Needs Nuclear Energy,” The Tablet (October 23 2004); accessed November 1, 2008, at http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet00946. Gerald Holton, “Power Surge,” Environmental Health Perspectives 113, no. 11 (2005): 742–50. Declan Butler, “Energy: Nuclear Power’s New Dawn,” Nature 429, no. 6989 (2004): 238–40. Richard Meserve, “Global Warming and Nuclear Power,” Science 303, no. 5657 (2004): 433. Steward Brand, “Environmental Heresies,” Technology Review (May 2005); accessed November 1, 2008, at http://www.technologyreview.com/read_articles.aspx?id= 14406&ch=biztech.

5. The 60–90 percent figure is from Travis Madsen, Johanna Neumann, and Emily Rusch, The High Cost of Nuclear Power (Baltimore: Maryland Public Interest Research Group, 2009), p. 17; hereafter cited as Madsenet al., High Cost. Amory Lovins, Profitable Solutions for Oil, Climate, and Proliferation (Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute, 2007), p. 3; hereafter cited as Lovins, Profitable.

6. Amory Lovins, “Nuclear Is Uneconomic”, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Roundtable on Nuclear Power and Climate Change, 2007); accessed February 9, 2008, at http://www. thebulletin.org/roundtable/nuclear-power-climate-change/.

7. Lovins, Profitable, p. 3.

8. Amory Lovins, Forget Nuclear (Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute, 2008), pp. 2, 6.

9. Quote is from Nick F. Pidgeon, Irene Lorenzoni, and Wouter Poortinga, “Climate Change or Nuclear Power—No Thanks,” Global Environmental Climate Change 18 (2008): 69–85. Classic citation for no safe dose of ionizing radiation is National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences (NRC/NAS), Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing

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