Harry Braun has written a book that is filled with junk science, alarmist diatribes about the nuclear industry, and a general
condemnation of all things that don't fit into the idiotic utopian view of how the left-wing, liberal, tree-hugging wackos
think the world should be run. (By THEM, of course.) His position on nuclear power is most disturbing. He categorically condemns an industry that has an impeccable safety record in the United States, Western Europe, Japan, etc. (No one has EVER been fatally injured in a nuclear accident at any civilian reactor in these countries, PERIOD! Nor was anyone injured at Three Mile Island!) Harry would have us believe that nuclear power plants cause us to glow in the dark, mutate our genes, and pollute the environment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nuclear energy is the ONLY form of energy that is COMPLETELY non-polluting. On the other hand, burning hydrogen in an automobile engine, for instance, will result in the emission of pollutants caused by small amounts of lubricating oil passing the pistons and being burned in the combustion area. These pollutants leave the engine through its exhaust. There has been a great deal of speculation recently about the problems involved with the leakage of hydrogen gas into the environment if it were to be stored and transported around the country in the quantities required to fuel the nation's fleet of trucks and autos.
Harry loves windmills. What hew doesn't tell you in his book is just how much pollution windmills cause. Windmills cause VISUAL pollution. He envisions about 2 MILLION windmills spread all over the country. Personally, I find a hill or a mountaintop covered with a windmill farm of 10 to 20 windmills (that's how they are sited!) to be an eyesore of extreme proportions! If you don't like cellphone towers, wait until you have 2 million windmills, twice the size, littering the countryside.
I found this book to be a vehicle to promote a political agenda. It is not technically and scientifically accurate. If you read it, remember that it is misinformation for a political purpose; nothing more. Seek alternative MAINSTREAM information resources for the arguments against Mr. Braun's position and then make up your own mind. Most well respected scientists with advanced degrees, I believe, will find that most of Mr. Braun's ideas fall into the 'fruitcake' category.
While we all see a need to develop alternatives to our current energy reliance on foreign oil, this fellow doesn't have the answers.