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Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization

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Donald J. Wuebbles, Atul K. Jain, Robert G. Watts, Robert J. Lempert, Michael E. Schlesinger, Susan J. Hassol, Neil D. Strachan, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Walter Short, Patrick Keegan, Gene D. Berry, Alan D. Lamont, Robert Krakowski, Richard Wilson, Arthur W. Molvik, John L. Perkins, David R. Criswell, David W. Keith
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  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521087827

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  • Many 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 work 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.

    • Very topical subject, at the forefront of environmental science and politics
    • Contains innovative solutions not discussed anywhere else in book form
    • Contains contributions from well-known experts in the field
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    "Inovative Strategies for CO2 Stabilization describes a broad range of approaches to stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations and the technologies that might make those approaches possible. Its greatest strength is in its systematic organization of the basic information about the technologies and the issues that may affect their adoption." Gerald M. Stokes, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, Md

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    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521087827
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • contains: 105 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Concerns about climate change and global warming Donald J. Wuebbles, Atul K. Jain and Robert G. Watts
    2. Posing the problem Robert G. Watts
    3. Adaptive strategies for climate change Robert J. Lempert and Michael E. Schlesinger
    4. Energy efficiency: a little goes a long way Susan J. Hassol, Neil D. Strachan and Hadi Dowlatabadi
    5. The potential of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions Walter Short and Patrick Keegan
    6. Carbonless transportation and energy storage in future energy systems Gene D. Berry and Alan D. Lamont
    7. What can nuclear power accomplish to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? Robert Krakowski and Richard Wilson
    8. Nuclear fusion energy Arthur W. Molvik and John L. Perkins
    9. Energy prosperity within the twenty-first century and beyond: options and the unique roles of the Sun and the Moon David R. Criswell
    10. Geoengineering the climate: history and prospect David W. Keith
    Index.

  • Editor

    Robert G. Watts, Tulane University, Louisiana
    Robert G. Watts is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tulane University in Louisiana. His current research interests are in climate modeling, the socio-economic and political aspects of energy policy, and the physics of sea ice. His publications on these and other topics have appeared in Climatic Change, the Journal of Geophysical Research and Nature as well as the mechanical engineering literature. Professor Watts is the author of Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Curveballs, Knuckleballs, and Fallacies of Baseball (with A. Terry Bahill, 1991, 2000) and is editor of Engineering Response to Global Climate Change (1997). He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has been an ASME Distinguished Lecturer. Recently, he gave the prestigious George Hawkins Memorial Lecture at Purdue University.

    Contributors

    Donald J. Wuebbles, Atul K. Jain, Robert G. Watts, Robert J. Lempert, Michael E. Schlesinger, Susan J. Hassol, Neil D. Strachan, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Walter Short, Patrick Keegan, Gene D. Berry, Alan D. Lamont, Robert Krakowski, Richard Wilson, Arthur W. Molvik, John L. Perkins, David R. Criswell, David W. Keith

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