Climate change expert: Australia will go nuclear by 2030

Professor Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute believes it is inevitable that Australia will become a user of the world’s most advanced nuclear power technology, if the country is serious about cutting carbon emissions.

Professor Brook, says Australia will eventually turn to nuclear power to meet our sustainable energy needs – and when we do, we will choose to focus on next-generation nuclear technology that provides major safety, waste and cost benefits.

Speaking on the eve of World Environment Day (5 June), Professor Brook says: “Coal, oil, and natural gas are the main cause of recent global warming, and these fossil fuels must be completely replaced with clean sustainable energy sources in the coming decades if serious climate change impacts are to be avoided.

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WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power

WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power is now available from

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May saw the release of WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power by Professor Barry Brook and Professor Ian Lowe. The book released by Pantera Press examines the contentious issue of nuclear power from either end of the spectrum. Barry puts forward the case for the adoption of nuclear power in Australia in the Yes section, Ian from the Australian Conservation Foundation supplies the No arguement.

“WHY vs WHY is a unique series of small books that tackle both sides of the hot topics that confront, confuse or trouble most people. Making sense of everything. This series aims to present everything you need to know about a complex topic in an easy-to-read, jargon-free, 2-books-in-1 format… all in one handy, & pocket-sized place. Uniquely, this book presents both sides of the battle with equal prominence & space. Each side has its own front cover. But it’s you, the reader, who chooses who goes first. It’s part of Pantera Press’s push to foster debate in this rapidly changing & confusing world, covering a wide range of big issues… topics which for most of us have no simple, easy answers.

“In WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power, experts, Barry Brook & Ian Lowe, go head-to-head, each presenting 7 key reasons why you should say yes/no to nuclear power. After each author presents his arguments, his opponent tries to tear each of them apart, both in the book & on this website (with further rebuttals). For readers, this book aims to leave nothing unanswered. Barry & Ian are good writers with strong, well-argued opinions. Who will you agree with? Will one of them change your mind? Read the book & find out. In WHY vs WHY, you get both sides, so you can decide for yourself… The books are also a great tool to help you convince others, people who don’t see the light the way you do.”

Product Description –

New Book Released “WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power”

A new book by Barry Brook and Ian Lowe titled WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power is now available in all good bookstores.

WHY vs WHY™ is a series of small books that tackle both sides of hot topics that confront, confuse or trouble most people.  In WHY vs WHY Nuclear Power, Prof. Barry Brook and Prof. Ian Lowe each present seven key reasons for and against nuclear power.

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Release date: 3 May 2010

The Nuclear Debate

Missed the Nuclear Debate? download the podcasts here.

In this podcast, Rob Morrison introduces the speakers for the affirmative and negative teams for The Nuclear Debate – Should be consider Nuclear Power as a response to climate change? For all the podcasts from this event visit the Environment Institutes webpage here.

The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES), Sustainable Populations Australia (SPA) and The Zero Carbon Network presented the debate.
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