In writing Explore the Big Picture we have done our best to rely on the most up to date sources and the most accurate facts available. However with a book that adresses so many topic mistakes are inevitable. Unfortunately some errors where discovered after the book was published. Below you can find a list of errors and the corrections.
If you spot any additional errors, please do contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can correct them in future editions of the book.
p137 – Nuclear fusion
It’s clean, releases no CO2, and it’s safe, producing no radioactive waste.
Correction: It’s clean, releases no CO2, and it’s safe, producing no highly radioactive waste.
In addition: Nuclear fusion is the opposite of nuclear fission (where a larger nucleus is split into smaller nuclei). Nuclear fusion produces low level radioactive waste, even more waste then fission, but because it is low level radioactive waste it can be safely handled with basic precautions.