Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth / Edition 1

Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth / Edition 1

by Hiroshi Komiyama, Steven Kraines
     
 

ISBN-10: 443109430X

ISBN-13: 9784431094302

Pub. Date: 08/14/2008

Publisher: Springer Japan

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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