Author to discuss advantages of nuclear power
GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 15, 2008 – Author Gwyneth Cravens will present “Why Going Green Means Going Nuclear” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Metals Hall in the Green Center, 924 16th St., on the Colorado School of Mines campus.
Cravens is the author of Power to Save the World: the Truth about Nuclear Energy.
Originally a skeptic about nuclear power, Cravens has, over a period of many years, investigated all the major arguments against it and refutes these arguments one by one in her book.
Recognizing that wind and solar power cannot provide all our future electricity needs, she acknowledges the remarkable success of America’s nuclear power industry (as well as that of the U. S. nuclear navy) and identifies nuclear power as the single largest potential displacer of greenhouse gases.
Her well-documented book was written to expose the numerous myths and unfounded fears about many aspects of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear waste. Cravens provides the public with an eloquent, convincing argument for nuclear power as a safe energy source and an essential deterrent to greenhouse gas production.
Cravens also is a novelist and editor. Her articles have appeared in major magazines and newspapers, and she has served as an editor for The New Yorker and Harper’s magazines.
This lecture is sponsored by the Mines Physics Department and the University of Denver’s chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, with support from the Marsico Foundation.
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