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

ISBN-10: 1107673720
ISBN-13: 9781107673724
Edition: 2nd 2014
Authors: Burton Richter
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $12.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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.

Burton Richter is the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Stanford University and Director Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist for his pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle.

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