Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change

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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
May 28, 2019
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262037303

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About the Author

Daniel Poneman is a Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centrus Energy Corp., which provides enrichment, fuel, and fuel services to utilities that operate nuclear reactors throughout the world. Poneman previously served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, as Acting Secretary of Energy, and on the National Security Council staff. He is the coauthor of Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.

Reviews

Poneman says that there are two existential threats to human existence: climate change and nuclear proliferation and terrorism. The first, he argues, requires a greater investment in nuclear energy to reduce humanity's dependence on carbon fuels--but this, he notes, risks aggravating the second threat. So his recommendations address both threats together. He proposes shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, including nuclear power; fully implementing the Paris climate agreement; and, among other nonproliferation moves, eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. It's a daunting list.

--Foreign Affairs