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
Geologists interested in resource generation and resource limits, from an earth system science perspective; climate scientists interested in carbon cycle links between resource usage and climate change, and ancient geological (deep time) climate change; environmental scientists interested in the earth system science context of energy and climate change. Students, policy makers, energy professionals, people interested in the Anthropocene, and energy statisticians, energy historians and economists
1. The carbon cycle, fossil fuels and climate change
2. Natural global warming: climate change in "deep time"
3. Artificial global warming: the "fossil economy"
4. The coming industrial revolution? Fossil fuels and developing countries
5. Geology and the reduction of emissions
6. Climate change adaptation: geological aspects
7. Feedbacks and tipping points
8. The geological macroscope
9. Energy and climate change: geological controls, interventions and mitigations
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 1st May 2018
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Mike Stephenson is an expert on Energy and Climate Change and has a unique mixture of modern climate/energy science and policy experience in ‘deep time’ climate change, and coal/petroleum geology. He has published two books on related subjects and over 80 peer-reviewed papers. His recently published book Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy (Elsevier) won an ‘honourable mention’ at the Association of American Publishers PROSE awards in Washington DC on 4th February 2016. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Journal Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. In addition, as Chief Scientist of the British Geological Survey Mike Stephenson has represented UK science interests in energy, as well as providing extensive advice to the UK Government. For example, in October 2013 he was shale gas and carbon capture and storage (CCS) advisor to Sir Mark Walport, Chief UK Government Scientific Advisor, on a fact-finding mission to Texas and Alberta. He gave verbal evidence to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs inquiry into shale gas on 15 Oct 2013.
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