Introduction to Energy and Climate

Introduction to Energy and Climate Author Julie Kerr
ISBN-10 9781498774420
Release 2017-08-09
Pages 462
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The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s climate, and what that means for life on earth now and in the future. They will also have a firm understanding of what energy is and how it can be used. This text intends to develop working knowledge of these topics, with both technical and social implications. Students will find in one volume the integration and careful treatment of climate, energy, and sustainability.

Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Author Michael Stephenson
ISBN-10 9780128120224
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 250
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Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations examines the earth system science context of the formation and use of fossil fuel resources and their implications in climate change. In addition, the book covers the historical and economic trends of fossil fuel usage and the ways they affect natural systems (i.e., the start of the Anthropocene). Finally, the book takes a forward look at the future using evidence from the deep time past, also presenting tactics to mitigate climate change using negative emissions technology (e.g. bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, BECCS). In addition to geoscientists, climate scientists, environmental scientists, and students studying climate, paleoclimate, energy and resources, and geology and environmental science, the book is relevant to policymakers, energy professionals, energy statisticians, energy historians and economists. Provides an overarching narrative linking earth system science with an integrated approach to energy and climate change Includes a unique breadth of coverage, from modern to ‘deep time’ climate change, and from resource geology to economics and climate change mitigation to adaptation Presents a readable, accessible and well-illustrated resource that gives a clear overview on the topic

Environmental Physics

Environmental Physics Author Egbert Boeker
ISBN-10 9781119975199
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 456
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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition focuses on the utilization of sustainable energy and mitigating climate change, serving as an introduction to physics in the context of societal problems. A distinguishing feature of the text is the discussion of spectroscopy and spectroscopic methods as a crucial means to quantitatively analyze and monitor the condition of the environment, the factors determining climate change, and all aspects of energy conversion. This textbook will be invaluable to students in physics and related subjects, and supplementary materials are available on a companion website.

Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Author David Coley
ISBN-10 9781119964452
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 672
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For more information on this title, including student exercises, please visit , Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future provides an up-to-date introduction to the subject examining the relationship between energy and our global environment. The book covers the fundamentals of the subject, discussing what energy is, why it is important, as well as the detrimental effect on the environment following our use of energy. Energy is placed at the front of a discussion of geo-systems, living systems, technological development and the global environment, enabling the reader to develop a deeper understanding of magnitudes. Learning is re-enforced, and the relevance of the topic broadened, through the use of several conceptual veins running through the book. One of these is an attempt to demonstrate how systems are related to each other through energy and energy flows. Examples being wind-power, and bio-mass which are really solar power via another route; how the energy used to evaporate sea water must be related to the potential for hydropower; and where a volcano’s energy really comes from. With fermi-like problems and student exercises incorporated throughout every chapter, this text provides the perfect companion to the growing number of students taking an interest in the subject.

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change Author Roger Fouquet
ISBN-10 9780857933690
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 738
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ÔSome of us have spent our professional lives on energy and climate change but any new researcher or policy maker must find it daunting to even approach the subject. If so, this encyclopedic Handbook provides a wonderful and necessary introduction. It is creative and up to date, yet also takes the reader by the hand and introduces one topic after another while also providing much of the historical context that is so necessary to a deeper understanding.Õ Ð Thomas Sterner, Environmental Defense Fund This timely Handbook reviews many key issues in the economics of energy and climate change, raising new questions and offering solutions that might help to minimize the threat of energy-induced climate change. Constructed around the objectives of displaying some of the best of current thinking in the economics of energy and climate change, this groundbreaking volume brings together many of the worldÕs leading and most innovative minds in the field to cover issues related to: ¥ fossil fuel and electricity markets ¥ environment-related energy policy ¥ international climate agreements ¥ carbon mitigation policies ¥ low carbon behaviour, growth and governance. Serving as an indispensable guide to one of the fastest growing fields of economics, this invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students, academics and policy makers interested in energy, environmental and climate change issues.

Energy and Climate

Energy and Climate Author Michael B. McElroy
ISBN-10 9780190490331
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 280
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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

Introduction to Climate Modelling

Introduction to Climate Modelling Author Thomas Stocker
ISBN-10 3642007732
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 182
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A three-tier approach is presented: (i) fundamental dynamical concepts of climate processes, (ii) their mathematical formulation based on balance equations, and (iii) the necessary numerical techniques to solve these equations. This book showcases the global energy balance of the climate system and feedback processes that determine the climate sensitivity, initial-boundary value problems, energy transport in the climate system, large-scale ocean circulation and abrupt climate change.

Introduction to Energy

Introduction to Energy Author Edward S. Cassedy
ISBN-10 9781107605046
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 426
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Given the potential disruption of climate change, understanding energy issues and technologies is more important than ever if societies are to make informed choices on policy. Now in its third edition, Introduction to Energy explores the crucial issues connected to modern energy technology and its uses. Fully updated to respond to the substantial developments in the energy sector, the book expands on the relationships of energy use and climate change; of energy availability and the alleviation of world poverty; and of energy consumption and the sustainability of the lifestyles of people in the industrialized world. Directed at a broad readership, it assumes no prior technical expertise and avoids complex mathematical formulations, continuing to provide a standard for introductory energy courses. It is also a useful supplementary text for programs in public policy, business law and resource economics.

Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate

Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate Author Chris Goodall
ISBN-10 9781847652485
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 296
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Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs.In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers. Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.

Distributional Aspects of Energy and Climate Policies

Distributional Aspects of Energy and Climate Policies Author Mark A. Cohen
ISBN-10 9781783470273
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 392
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Governments around the globe have begun to implement various actions to limit carbon emissions and so, combat climate change. This book brings together some of the leading scholars in environmental and climate economics to examine the distributional consequences of policies that are designed to reduce these carbon emissions. Whether through a carbon tax, cap-and-trade system or other mechanisms, most proposals to reduce carbon emissions include some kind of carbon pricing system Ð shifting the costs of emissions onto polluters and providing an incentive to find the least costly methods of abatement. This standard efficiency justification for pricing carbon also has important distributional consequences Ð a problem that is often ignored by economists while being a major focus of attention in the political arena. Leading scholars in environmental and climate economics take up these issues to examine such questions as: Will the costs fall on current or future generations? Will they fall on the rich, poor, middle class, or on everyone proportionally? Which countries will benefit, and which will suffer? Students and scholars interested in climate change, along with policy makers, will find this lively volume an invaluable addition to the quest for information on this globally important issue.

Fueling Our Future An Introduction to Sustainable Energy

Fueling Our Future  An Introduction to Sustainable Energy Author Robert L. Evans
ISBN-10 9781139464291
Release 2007-04-19
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One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change Author Andrew Dessler
ISBN-10 9781139502733
Release 2011-10-10
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This textbook is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. It is unique among textbooks on climate change in that it combines an introduction of the science with an introduction to the non-science issues such as the economic and policy options. Unlike more purely descriptive textbooks, it contains the quantitative depth that is necessary for an adequate understanding of the science of climate change. The goal of the book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on this issue. This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students.

Climate A Very Short Introduction

Climate  A Very Short Introduction Author Mark Maslin
ISBN-10 9780199641130
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 176
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In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Maslin looks at all aspects of climate, from the physical and chemical factors that drive it and how climate differs from weather, to how climate has affected human settlements and the cyclic features of it. He ends with a look at climate change and our current approaches to solving it.

Oil Water and Climate

Oil  Water  and Climate Author Catherine Gautier
ISBN-10 9781139470742
Release 2008-04-07
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Today's oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. Climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the excelerated exploitation of our natural resources. Therefore, anxieties over energy, water, and climate security are at an all-time high. Global action is needed now in order to address this set of urgent challenges and to avoid putting the future of our civilization at risk. This book examines the powerful interconnections that link energy, water, climate and population, exploring viable options in addressing these issues collectively. Difficult political decisions and major reforms in resource governance, policies, market forces, and use are needed and this book provides excellent introductory material to begin to understand and to address these problems.

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security Author Greg Philo
ISBN-10 9781135048112
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 182
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This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas, while also developing a completely new method for analysing these processes. The authors address fundamental questions about how to adequately inform the public and develop policy in areas of great social importance when public distrust of politicians is so widespread. The new methods of attitudinal research pioneered here combined with the attention to climate change have application and resonance beyond the UK and indeed carry global import.

Federal Climate Change Expenditures Report to Congress

Federal Climate Change Expenditures  Report to Congress Author Barry Leonard
ISBN-10 9781437936469
Release 2010-11
Pages 34
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An accounting of Fed. funding for climate change programs and activities, both domestic and internat., included in the Pres. FY 2011 Budget. The Government¿s climate change programs focuses on reducing the scientific uncertainties associated with climate change; advancing the development and intro. of energy-efficient, renewable, and other low- or non-emitting technol.; improving standards for measuring and registering emissions reductions and supporting adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. Contents of this report: Climate Change Science; Climate Change Technol.; Internat. Assist.; Energy Tax Provisions That May Reduce Greenhouse Gases; Wildlife Adaptation Funding; Fed. Climate Change Expend. by Agency.

Introduction to Energy Environment Sustainability

Introduction to Energy  Environment  Sustainability Author Paul Gannon
ISBN-10 1465218157
Release 2013-04-29
Pages 180
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An accessible, comprehensive primer to critical and contemporary issues in science, Introduction to Energy, Environment and Sustainability published by Kendall Hunt, was developed for an entry-level, non-science college audience, and aims to facilitate both new and old courses covering these topics. Originally created to meet Paul Gannon's (Montana State University - Chemical Engineering) new core science course, ECHM 205CS: Energy and Sustainability, the updated edition is now easily adaptable to basic science and engineering courses, in addition to those in the social and political sciences, e.g., law, public administration, business, sociology or economics. Introduction to Energy, Environment and Sustainability is organized into ten sequential chapters and is designed for a single academic term: Chapters 1-3 present an overview of human society and its impacts, as well as energy and environmental sciences and Earth System dynamics. Chapter 4 reviews the basics of combustion (fire), its utility, and its globalized impacts since the Industrial Revolution, focusing on atmospheric greenhouse gas accumulation and anthropogenic global climate destabilization. Chapter 5 discusses non-renewable energy sources (fossil fuels) and related exploration, production and conversion technologies. Chapter 6 covers atomic energy basics and nuclear energy technologies. Chapters 7 and 8 overview renewable energy sources and conversion technologies, and introduce basic concepts of electricity and hydrogen. Chapter 9 considers the complexities and vulnerabilities of modern food and water systems. Chapter 10 concludes with reflections on science, sustainability and globalizing human society. The improved 2nd edition includes updated information on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), climate change and energy use, as well as links to interactive learning opportunities. To facilitate new and existing courses for instructors, the textbook is accompanied website, which includes: Example course syllabi and advertisements, Sample lecture slides from each chapter, Solutions to end-of-chapter quiz and problem sets , Suggested class-room activities/demonstrations and interactive course projects, designed to engage students and communities, Sample quizzes and exams -- P. vii.