Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth / Edition 1

Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth / Edition 1

by Hiroshi Komiyama, Steven Kraines
     
 

This book details a science-and-technology-based plan for global sustainability by 2050. The plan rests on three fundamental principles—increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources.See more details below

Overview

This book details a science-and-technology-based plan for global sustainability by 2050. The plan rests on three fundamental principles—increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784431094302
Publisher:
Springer Japan
Publication date:
08/14/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Is the earth sustainable? 1.Changes from which the earth recovers, and changes from which the earth does not2. Mechanisms for recovery3. A massive intervention by humanity into the biosphere4. The flow of materials resulting from "making things"5. What happens if we continue with "business as usual?"Chapter 2: Knowing energy1. Energy is conserved2. What is energy used for? 3. Energy degrades4. Improving efficiencyChapter 3: The limit of energy efficiency1. The elementary steps of human activities2. The energy of elementary steps3. The energy of human activitiesChapter 4: Energy conservation in daily life1. The automobile2. Homes and offices3. Power plantsChapter 5: Making things and recycling things1. The theory of recycling2. Recycling that is also energy conservation3. Is it bad to burn waste paper and plastic? Chapter 6: Introduction of renewable energy1. Could intensification of nuclear power be the answer? 2. Sunlight3. Hydropower and wind power4. Geothermal and tidesChapter 7: How to make a sustainable earth1. The significance of the Kyoto Prool2. Vision 2050: a new road to a sustainable earth3. A concrete image for Vision 2050 (1) A three-fold increase in energy use efficiency (2) Construction of a material recycling system (3) Development of renewable energyChapter 8: How will technology and society work together? 1. Forming a total infrastructure for circulating materials in society2. Making the market work for sustainability3. Projects for Vision 20504. Rebuilding the relationship between technology and societyPostscript

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