Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change

Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change

by Bryan Lovell
     
 

A unique geological perspective on the oil industry's impact on climate change and its potential role in stabilizing carbon emissions.See more details below

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A unique geological perspective on the oil industry's impact on climate change and its potential role in stabilizing carbon emissions.

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ISBN-13:
9780521197014
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Lovell holds BA and MSc degrees in geology from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Following 12 years as a lecturer in geology at the University of Edinburgh and as a consultant to the oil industry, he worked for BP Exploration from 1981 to 1996, joining as Chief Sedimentologist, and subsequently holding positions as Exploration Manager and General Manager Ireland, International Exploration Manager with special responsibility for Middle East, and Head of Recruitment, BP Group. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, working on controls exercised by mantle convection on the elevation of Earth's surface, and continues to provide consultancy advice to the oil industry. Dr Lovell was the Scottish Liberal Party energy spokesman from 1978 to 1979 and ran as a parliamentary candidate in 1979, finishing third out of five behind Michael Ancram and Gordon Brown. He was awarded an OBE in 1989 for services to Anglo-Irish relations and has recently been elected President-designate of The Geological Society of London (2010–2012).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Geologists on the road to Kyoto; 2. A crucial message from 55 million years ago; 3. An Atlantic divide in Big Oil; 4. What is the oil industry supposed to do?; 5. The size of the problem and the scale of the answer; 6. Safe storage: from villain to hero: 6.1 Accepting blemishes; 6.2 Taking responsibility; 6.3 Oil reservoirs to the rescue?; 7. Taking it a decade at a time; 8. The proof in the Puddingstone; References; Index.

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