Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

by Burton Richter
ISBN-10:
0521763843
ISBN-13:
9780521763844
Pub. Date:
04/30/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

Nobel Prize-winning scientist's assessment of options for switching to sustainable energy provision to avert potentially disastrous consequences of climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521763844
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2010
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of units; List of conversion factors; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I. Climate: 2. Greenhouse Earth; 3. Climate modelling; 4. The past as proxy for the future; 5. Predicting the future; Part II. Energy: 6. Taking up arms against this sea of troubles; 7. How fast to move: a physicist's look at the economists; 8. Energy, emissions and action; 9. Fossil fuels: how much is there?; 10. Electricity, emission and pricing carbon; 11. Efficiency: the first priority; 12. Nuclear energy; 13. Renewables; 14. Biofuels: is there anything there?; 15. An energy summary; Part III. Policy: 16. US policy: new things, bad things, good things; 17. World policy action; 18. Coda; References; Index.

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