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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
Creator
Subject
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-
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Richter, Burton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Climatic changes
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Twenty-first century
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn519824680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 226 p.
Isbn
9780521747813
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010003023
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)519824680
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn519824680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 226 p.
Isbn
9780521747813
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010003023
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)519824680

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