Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines - Richard A. Muller

Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

By Richard A. Muller

  • Release Date: 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Score: 4
4
From 16 Ratings

Description

The author of Physics for Future Presidents returns to educate all of us on the most crucial conundrum facing the nation: energy.
The near-meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply of and demand for energy. Its procurement dominates our economy and foreign policy more than any other factor. But the “energy question” is more confusing, contentious, and complicated than ever before. We need to know if nuclear power will ever really be safe. We need to know if solar and wind power will ever really be viable. And we desperately need to know if the natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania are a windfall of historic proportions or a false hope that will create more problems than solutions. Richard A. Muller provides all the answers in this must-read guide to our energy priorities now and in the coming years.

Reviews

  • Great, but...

    4
    By PD_NY
    Amazing book, well-written, extremely informative, and a fast read, but...the rendering problem is simply embarrassing.
  • Multiple rendering problems.

    5
    By BH Guy
    Highly accessible, honest and sobering account of today's energy issues and what we can do to solve our current and future problems. The rendering problems in the text are an annoyance but don't impact reading.