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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century (B. Richter)

Author

Burton Richter ( Stanford University , USA )

Keywords

Climate, Greenhouse Earth, Climate modeling, Future, Energy, Physicists, Economists; Energy, Emissions, Action, Fossil fuels, Electricity, Pricing carbon, Efficiency, Nuclear energy, Renewables, Biofuels, US policy, World policy

Abstract

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.

• Dispels confusion about all the potential solutions for averting climate change impacts, presenting both the limitations and the promise of our energy production options • Assesses the good and bad proposals for moving from heavy use of fossil fuels to a more sustainable energy provision in the future • Written in an accessible language by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist

Citation

Burton Richter, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century ( CUP , USA 2010)

Book

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

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Climate Change And Sustainable Development New Challenges for Poverty Reduction (M.A.M. Salih)

Author

M.A. Mohamed Salih

Keywords

Polycentric Systems, Ecosystems Services Approach, Income, Inequality, Poverty, Ecospace, Humanspace, Climate Change, Future Generations of Humankind, International Environmental Law, Child Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Security, Politics, Markets, Resource Conflicts, Cooperation, Climate Conflict, Global Warming, Rural Poverty, Cotton Production, Environmental Degradation, Spatializing Development, Environmental Discourses, Sustainable Development, Globalization, Digital Dematerialization, Economic Mechanisms, Ecological Cities, Biofuel Production, Food Security

Abstract

This unique book provides cutting-edge knowledge and analyses of the consequences that climate change will have for sustainable development and poverty reduction within the context of global development.

Exploring alternative resource management approaches including federal resource management governance, ecosystem services, digital dematerialization, ecological cities, biofuels versus food, and children and climate change, this innovative volume provides fresh insights on the human condition with regards to the current debates on climate change. The distinguished contributors examine climate change induced processes that present profound challenges to sustainable development and poverty reduction at the local, national and global levels.

This groundbreaking study will be a welcome addition for graduate and post-graduate students in development and environmental studies. It will also have great appeal to scientists, policy-makers and researchers in these fields.

Citation

Climate Change And Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction (Edward Elgar, UK 2009)

Paper

Climate Change And Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction

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