Mike once did a bit of fear-mongering, just as a 17-year-old Swede - Greta Thunberg - has been doing recently, ie, B4 he looked (beyond his peers' limits &) into Nuclear Energy, for himself.
You can pretty much ignore much of what follows, below, ie, if you want to get a feel for who this book's author is, just view the YouTube record of this 2017 Press Conf., fr COP23:
- "James Hansen & Michael Shellenberger: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough?"
- As Shellenberger says at the end: "WE SIDE WITH SCIENCE (SWS)"
(To OzB readers, I say: If you don't SWS, it's your loss… ;~)
In case you missed Sky News Aust's several Calm, Crisp, 10m-interview segments with the author, try these:
5-min Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P12SqU9hSQg
10-min Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU_3dFDqsxQ
[10-min follow-on]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOG1BvjYiWA
(earlier named "Hero of the Environment,"
by Time magazine):
Mike Shellenberger's latest book
came out on 30th June:
- "Apocalype Never" (Hardcover +
Audible + Kindle)
(Possible Money Savers:
+ Got Amazon Prime & Never had Audible trial?
You can choose 2 free audiobooks, 1 of which
could be this book's)
Kindle edition: Cheaper in AU than US:
+ US$ 14.99 or AU$ 14.99 [buy it here]
(Of course, the aud.bok can be accessed
across several of your devices, as can
the Kindle format.)
And you'll still be able to pick 1 more
free audio book, ie, before your
Audible Trial month ends.)
Mike names names, especially when covering California stories political antics & corruption, in recent past, etc.
Earlier portions covers history of
the Pro- & - later - Anti-Nuclear
environmental organizations, powerful
enough to stop new nuclear constructions
& cause existing Green Nuclear plants
to be closed, even when doing so soon
lead to big increases in GHG emissions!
1: It’s Not the End of the World
2: Earth’s Lungs Aren’t Burning
3: Enough with the Plastic Straws
4: The Sixth Extinction Is Canceled
5: Sweatshops Save the Planet
6: Greed Saved the Whales, Not Greenpeace
7: Have Your Steak and Eat It, Too
8: Saving Nature Is Bomb <=[On Nuclear]
9: Destroying the Environment to Save It
10: All About the Green
11: The Denial of Power
12: False Gods for Lost Souls
(As to Reviews, Amazon has plenty of "bigger names" than mine, reviewing the book, in depth; so, I defer to them.)
PS If, after you've read and/or listened to
the book, you haven't decided, that Nuclear's
the answer… go back & read the sections on
Germany's Very CO$TLY pivot from Nuclear to
Wind + PV Solar…
And… hear what John Kutsch says [at
NPS.edu] about, eg, SA's huge Battery,
from Elon Musk's co.
Fact Check it all to your heart's content, &
maybe even sample some of the 240 podcasts,
of interviews with many of the present-day
"Titans of Nuclear" <==(also the name of
the podcast), available, eg, in app iHeart.
Meanwhile CML continues to Attract &
encourage start-ups & designers of SMRs
(Small Modular Reactors), who are happy
to build their Prototypes in Canada, &
on their secure sites.
(IAEA's free: "SMR-book_2018.pdf" gives
many of the details.)
You could learn a Lot about Energy
in the time some of you spend Home, &
AU needs you to do just that, IMO.
(We've got a PM, who took Coal into
Parliament, working against sane &
cost-effective Energy policy.)