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Author McElroy, Michael B.

Title Energy and climate : vision for the future / Michael B. McElroy.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.7909 MCEL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Energy basics -- The contemporary US energy system : overview including a comparison with China -- Human induced climate change : why you should take it seriously -- Human induced climate change : arguments offered by those who dissent -- Coal : abundant but problematic -- Oil : a volatile past, an uncertain future -- Natural gas : least polluting of the fossil fuels -- Nuclear power : an optimistic beginning, a clouded future -- Power from wind : opportunities and challenges -- Power from the sun : abundant but expensive -- Hydro : power from running water -- Earth heat and lunar gravity : geothermal and tidal energy -- Plant biomass as a substitute for oil in transportation -- Limiting US and Chinese emissions : the Beijing agreement -- Vision for a low carbon energy future.
Summary Provides a broad and comprehensive introduction to the issue of energy and climate change.
Subject Energy development -- United States.
Energy development -- China.
Energy development -- Environmental aspects.
Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- China.
Power resources -- United States.
Power resources -- China.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- China.
Climatic changes.
ISBN 9780190490331

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