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The Resource Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter

Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter

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Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century
Title
Beyond smoke and mirrors
Title remainder
climate change and energy in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Burton Richter
Title variation
Beyond Smoke & Mirrors
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This updated, second edition 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
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UkCbUP
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1931-
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Richter, Burton
Dewey number
333.794
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.R53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Canto classics
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate. Greenhouse earth -- Climate modeling -- The past as proxy for the future -- Predicting the future -- Energy. Taking up arms against this sea of troubles -- How fast to move : a physicist's look at the economists -- Energy, emissions, and action -- Fossil fuels : how much is there? -- Electricity, emissions, and pricing carbon -- Efficiency : the first priority -- Nuclear energy -- Renewables -- Biofuels : is there anything there? -- An energy summary -- Policy. US policy : new things, bad things, good things -- World policy actions -- Coda
Control code
CR9781107589063
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107589063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century, Burton Richter
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate. Greenhouse earth -- Climate modeling -- The past as proxy for the future -- Predicting the future -- Energy. Taking up arms against this sea of troubles -- How fast to move : a physicist's look at the economists -- Energy, emissions, and action -- Fossil fuels : how much is there? -- Electricity, emissions, and pricing carbon -- Efficiency : the first priority -- Nuclear energy -- Renewables -- Biofuels : is there anything there? -- An energy summary -- Policy. US policy : new things, bad things, good things -- World policy actions -- Coda
Control code
CR9781107589063
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107589063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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