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The Resource Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter

Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter

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Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century
Title
Beyond smoke and mirrors
Title remainder
climate change and energy in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Burton Richter
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Global climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This book assesses the sensible, senseless and biased proposals for averting the potentially disastrous consequences of global warming, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions on switching to more sustainable energy provision. Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has served on many US and international review committees on climate change and energy issues. He provides a concise overview of our knowledge and uncertainties within climate change science, discusses current energy demand and supply patterns, and the energy options available to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. Written in non-technical language, this book presents a balanced view of options for moving from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels into a much more sustainable energy system, and is accessible to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds - students, policymakers, and the concerned citizen"--Provided by publisher
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1931-2018
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Richter, Burton
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Twenty-first century
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Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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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ocn642205329
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780521747813
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642205329
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn642205329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521747813
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642205329

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