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Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization - Robert G. Watts

Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization

By: Robert G. Watts (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2002
ISBN: 9780521807258
Number Of Pages: 468

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The vast majority of the world's climate scientists believe that the build-up of heat-trapping CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to global warming unless we burn less fossil fuels. At the same time, energy must be supplied in increasing amounts for the developing world to continue its growth. This book discusses the feasibility of increasingly efficient energy use and the potential for supplying energy from sources that do not introduce CO2. The book analyzes the prospects for Earth-based renewables: solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and ocean energy. It then discusses nuclear fission and fusion, and the relatively new idea of harvesting solar energy on satellites or lunar bases. It will be essential reading for all those interested in energy issues, including engineers and physicists (electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, nuclear), and industrial leaders and politicians. It will also be used as a supplementary textbook on advanced courses on energy.

From the hardback review: 'The writing style is clear and scientific throughout, with useful references to appropriate work and data ... a useful contribution to the literature and would provide most readers with an important stepping stone towards a fuller understanding of the challenges.' The Holocene

Concerns about climate change and global warming
Posing the problem
Adaptive strategies for climate change
Energy efficiency: a little goes a long way
The potential of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions
Carbonless transportation and energy storage in future energy systems
What can nuclear power accomplish to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?
Nuclear fusion energy
Energy prosperity within the twenty-first century and beyond: options and the unique roles of the Sun and the Moon
Geoengineering the climate: history and prospect
Index
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ISBN: 9780521807258
ISBN-10: 0521807255
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 19th August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.94