Managing Global Warming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128141045

Managing Global Warming

1st Edition

An Interface of Technology and Human Issues

Editors: Trevor Letcher
Paperback ISBN: 9780128141045
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th November 2018
Page Count: 820
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Description

Managing Global Warming: An Interface of Technology and Human Issues discusses the causes of global warming, the options available to solve global warming problems, and how each option can be realistically implemented. It is the first book based on scientific content that presents an overall reference on both global warming and its solutions in one volume. Containing authoritative chapters written by scientists and engineers working in the field, each chapter includes the very latest research and references on the potential impact of wind, solar, hydro, geo-engineering and other energy technologies on climate change.

With this wide ranging set of topics and solutions, engineers, professors, leaders and policymakers will find this to be a valuable handbook for their research and work.

Key Features

  • Presents chapters that are accompanied by an easy reference summary
  • Includes up-to-date options and technical solutions for global warming through color imagery
  • Provides up-to-date information as presented by a collection of renowned global experts

Readership

Energy engineers, researchers, graduate students, professors and lecturers in Engineering, scientists and engineers working in energy, industrialists and engineers working in future energy developments

Table of Contents

A INTRODUCTION

  1. Why do we have global warming?
  2. Professor T M Letcher,

  3. Greenhouse Gas Removal, the Numbers Involved
  4. Dr. Robert Chris,

  5. The Present Status of Electricity Generation in the World;  how important it is, which industrial methods of electricity generation world uses, how efficient they are, how they interact in an electrical grid.
  6. Professor Igor Pioro,

    B REDUCING CO2: FOSSIL FUELS, NUCLEAR ENERGY

  7. The Future of Fossil Fuels
  8. Trevor M Letcher,

  9. Nuclear Fission
  10. Professor Igor Pioro,

  11. Nuclear Fusion: what of the Future?
  12. Dr Richard Kembleton,

    C REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES: RENEWABLES and ZERO CARBON/ CARBON NEUTRAL FORMS OF ENERGY and ELECTRIC CARS

  13. The Potential of Renewable Energies
  14. Professor Patrick Moriarty and Professor Damon Honnery,

  15. Hydropower
  16. Professor Ånund Killingtveit,

  17. Solar Energy
  18. Dr Lee Phillips,

  19. Wind
  20. Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya,

  21. Energy Infrastructure and Storage
  22. Professor Gareth Harrison,

  23. Biomass
  24. Professor Mirjam Roeder,

  25. Biomass: Quantifying the Effects of Forest-Based Energy
  26. Professor Annette Cowie

  27. Hydrogen Fuel, Fuel Cells and methane
  28. Dr Johannes Lindorfer

  29. Ground Source Heat Pumps
  30. Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya,

  31. Carbon Sequestration
  32. Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya,

    D REDUCING CO2: INDUSTRY, FARMING and IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

  33. Plant Derived Chemicals including Plastics as a way of Reducing GHG Pollution
  34. Professor Janet L Scott,

  35. Reduce CO2 Pollution by Investing in CO2 as a Chemical Feedstock (CH4?)
  36. Professor Peter Styring,

  37. Greener farming: managing carbon and nitrogen cycles to reduce GHG emissions
  38. Professor Nic Lampkin and Dr Laurence Smith,

    E GEO-ENGINEERING

  39. Geo-engineering (sunlight reflection methods (SRM); negative emissions technologies (NET) and greenhouse gas removal (GGR))
  40. Dr Renaud de Richter,

    F ENVIRONMENTAL and HUMAN ISSUES

  41. Ethics of Geo-engineering:
  42. Clare Heyward,

  43. Economics of Climate Change and Global Warming
  44. Professor Peter Howard,

  45. Migration and Climate Change
  46. Dr Andreas C Simonelli,

  47. Social Justice in Climate Change
  48. Ms Alice Venn,

  49. Economics of Geo-engineering
  50. Professor Juan B Moreno Cruz,

  51. Justice in Managing Climate Change
  52. Professor Ivo Wallimann-Helmer,

  53. Local Actions and Personal Actions:

Dr Phil Ireland,

Details

No. of pages:
820
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128141045

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher

Trevor M Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute’s Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).

His leisure activities involve regular hikes with the Mendip Ramblers, woodwork (long case clocks) and wood turning, gardening at home and on his allotment, theatre, reading and playing golf.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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