A “smart new study of how we can move away from fossil fuels” — Richard Rhodes in The New York Times Book Review, Feb. 10, 2019


Financial Times, Jan. 7, 2019
“A punchy polemic in praise of nuclear power.  A Bright Future starts with a bang. ‘Few books can credibly claim to offer a way to save the world, but this one does,’ the psychologist Steven Pinker writes in his foreword. That is a bold assertion, but by the time I had finished the book, I was half-convinced he was right. …”


Sunday Times (UK), Feb. 25, 2019
“It is true that we should have fully embraced nuclear power decades ago as the only way of generating energy without emitting unsustainable levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.”

“Absolutely the best and most balanced book on climate change ever written. It is far and away the best work on humanity’s and the planet’s #1 problem I have seen. The framing and delivery are just brilliant.”
Bill Budinger, Founder of Rodel, Inc. and Rodel Foundations


A Bright Future lights the road ahead – a practical, achievable, real-world solution. This book is refreshing, smart and absolutely urgent.”
Gregg Easterbrook, author of It’s Better Than It Looks


“For all those seeking a solution to climate change, A Bright Future provides the blueprint. It’s everything you need to know about climate and energy in one book.”
David Schumacher, Film maker, The New Fire


“The book’s cardinal strength is that it prescribes a concrete solution to climate change. And it does this through fast-paced and lively prose, relatable examples, helpful graphs and illustrations, and an ample dose of passion.”
Energy Reporters, March 6, 2019


“A rational if somewhat unlikely strategy to reverse global warming using current technology and without self-denial… The authors argue for nuclear power, and the facts are certainly on their side….A reasonable argument directed at a lay audience.”
Kirkus Reviews, Nov. 1, 2018


“In the never ending quest for a cheap, reliable source of clean energy, nuclear power is routinely dismissed out of hand. Too dangerous, too scary, too risky. But in the face of increasingly overwhelming indications that climate change is accelerating to the point of no return, nuclear power’s benefits versus its risks must be considered as seriously as any other method of energy production. Goldstein, a professor of international relations, and Qvist, a Swedish energy engineer and consultant, present their arguments for including nuclear power in an comprehensive examination of low-carbon energy programs around the world. Comparing and contrasting nuclear power to coal, methane (fracking), hydropower, wind, and solar, they address common fears concerning industrial accidents, long-term storage, and health risks while deftly analyzing nuclear power’s efficiency and economic advantages. …”
Booklist, Dec. 1, 2018