State of the Planet 2008-2009 With a Special Section on Energy and Sustainability

ISBN-10: 1597264067

ISBN-13: 9781597264068

Edition: 2nd

List price: $26.00
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How often in today's environmental debates have you read that "the science is in dispute"-even when there is overwhelming consensus among scientists? Too often, the voice of science is diminished or diluted for the sake of politics, and the public is misled. Now, the most authoritative voice in U.S. science, Science magazine, brings you current scientific knowledge on today's most pressing environmental challenges, from population growth to climate change to biodiversity loss. Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-2007 is a unique contribution that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current issues. Included are explanatory essays from Science magazine editor-in-chief Donald Kennedy that tie together the issues and explore the relationships among them. Each of the book's 18 chapters is written by the world's leading experts, such as: Joel Cohen on population Peter Gleick on water Daniel Pauly on fisheries Thomas Karl on climate change science Paul Portney on energy and development Elinor Ostrom and Thomas Dietz on commons management Interspersed throughout are Science news pieces that highlight particular issues and cases relevant to the main scientific findings. An added feature is the inclusion of definitions of key terms and concepts that help students and nonspecialists understand the issues. Published biennially, State of the Planet is a clear, accessible guide for readers of all levels-from students to professionals.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.01" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Energy Solutions
Introductions
The Energy-Economy-Environment Dilemma
Renewable Energy Sources and the Realities of Settings at Energy Agenda
Ethanol for a Sustainable Energy future
The Billion-Ton Biofuels-Vision
The Biofuels Conundrum
Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass
Commentary: Carbon-Negative Biofuels form Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass"
Response to Commentary: "Carbon Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass"
Can the Upstarts Top Silicon?
What's Already Happened?
Introduction
Warming and Earlier Spring Increaser Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity
How Much More Rain Will Global Warming Bring?
Running Out of Water and Time
Rapid Advance of Spring Arrival Dates in Long-Distance Migratory Birds
Perspectives on the Arctic's Shrinking Sea-Ice Cover
Recent Sea Level contributions of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets
projecting The Future
Intruduction
IPCC Report Lays Out Options for Taming Greenhouse Gases
The Limits of Consensus
Commentary: A Closer Look at the Ipcc Report
Response to Commentary: A Closer Look at the IPCC Report
Simulating Arctic Climate Warmth and Ice Fields Retreat in the Interglaciation
A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea Level Rise
Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Needs for Food Security in 2030
Critical Assumptions in the Stern Review on Climate Change
Climate Change: Risk, Ethics, and the Stern Review
Dealing With Climate Change
Introduction
A Combined Mitigation-Geoengincering Approach to Climate Stabilization
Preparing to Capture Carbon
A Guide to Co2 Sequestration
Carbon Trading
Carbon Trading Over Taxes
Index
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