Is Fission Really Necessary?
If you have been reading this book right through so far you have probably already worked out the answer to the question posed in this chapter heading. If you are concerned that man-made CO2 is having a significant impact on climate change and you want to keep those changes to an absolute minimum, then effective action to replace fossil fuels for electricity generation needs prompt attention. If we want to maintain a reliable and inexpensive electricity supply and replace fossil fuels then, like it or not, we must use fission energy. This chapter revisits the evidence so far that supports this bold statement and discusses how the Power Makers will react to the challenge of emissions reduction.