"An extraordinary achievement by a philosopher-scientist and public intellectual. The book is unmatched in its synthesis of the empirical data, theory and ethics that infuse the climate-change debates. Its overpowering but transparent argument should be mandatory reading for every elected official. Shrader-Frechette takes practical logic and scientific transparency to new heights. The best book written in the last decade on climate change."--Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D. , Professor Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning School of Arts & Sciences and Adjunct Professor Department of Public Health & Community Medicine School of Medicine, Tufts University
"Shrader-Frechette's book is outstanding. She makes a thorough review of the scientific evidence on nuclear health risks, and also explains the political and economic forces affecting public policy. Very readable for scientists, policy makers, and the public."--Joseph J. Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project, New York
"[Shrader-Frechette] supports her case with a wealth of detailed and tightly-packed reference. Her treatment is exhaustive, but always clearly signposted with frequent overviews and summaries. The result is a book clearly worth respect in the melee of opinion on the makeup of a low-carbon future." --Hot Topic
"Fascinating and important! Shrader-Frechette presents the scientific, economic, and ethical evidence for the failure of nuclear power -- it is neither carbon-free nor a viable solution to the energy crisis and global warming. While explaining the nuances of the scientific, economic and ethical arguments, the author teaches the reader why solar and wind energy, along with energy efficiency changes, will yield a safe, healthy, reliable and economically efficient energy future for the planet."--Colleen F. Moore, University of Wisconsin, author of Children and Pollution: Why Scientists Disagree
About the Author
Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Ph.D is O'Neill 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. For 26 years, the US National Science Foundation has funded her research. Author of 16 books and 380 professional articles -- translated into 13 languages - and energy-environmental-health advisor to many nations and governments, she directs the Notre Dame Center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health. She is also the author of Environmental Justice and Taking Action, Saving Lives, both published by Oxford University Press.