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Submission + - A false fix for climate change (thebulletin.org) 1

Lasrick writes: Miller is a former nuclear engineering officer on US Navy submarines. He reviews the book "Nuclear 2.0: Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power" by Mark Lynas. Interesting points all around.
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A false fix for climate change

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  • the review title misleads. The book's core concept is far from falsified by the errors of detail which the review quite correctly faults. The central idea of the book is that fission reactors are the only available technology class with serious potential to stop global warming.

    The review characterizes fission reactors as dangerous and expensive. If we accepted rational risk levels we would only require them to (on average) kill fewer people per GW than the coal plants they replace. Instead we irrational

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