A Fair Share: Doing the Math on Individual Consumption and Global Warming

A Fair Share: Doing the Math on Individual Consumption and Global Warming

by Steffen Erik Eikenberry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732377707
Publisher: Steffen Eikenberry
Publication date: 06/10/2018
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Steffen E. Eikenberry has over a decade of experience working in applied mathematics, and obtained a master's degree in mathematics from Arizona State University, followed by a PhD in biomedical engineering and an MD from the University of Southern California. In addition to his interest in consumption and global warming, his most recent academic work involves mathematically modeling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, in a warming world.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Background
    1. Introduction, or, the banality of conservation
    2. General principles
    3. Essential background
    4. Emissions from electricity generation

  2. Transportation
    1. Total per capita transportation emissions
    2. Fundamentals and the personal automobile
    3. Physical principles of vehicle travel and alternative drivetrains
    4. Air travel
    5. Public transportation, infrastructure, and freight

  3. The Residence: Household energy use, water, construction, and lawns
    1. Total per capita emissions from the residence
    2. Overall energy/emissions from household energy use
    3. Heating and cooling
    4. Water: heating and provision
    5. Lighting
    6. Other residential energy: refrigerators, cooking, washing, phantom, and miscellaneous loads
    7. The construction footprint and the building-cycle
    8. The lawn

  4. Food and Agriculture
    1. Introduction to food and agricultural emissions
    2. US and global land use, and major crops
    3. Cropping systems and associated emissions
    4. Animal products and livestock
    5. Other issues: organic vs. conventional, the problem of productivity, and corn ethanol

  5. Goods, Services, Waste, and Recycling
    1. Goods and services
    2. Waste and recycling

  6. Postscript

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