Managing Global Warming

Managing Global Warming

An Interface of Technology and Human Issues

1st Edition - November 8, 2018
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  • Editor: Trevor Letcher
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141045
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141052

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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?
    Professor T M Letcher
    2. Greenhouse Gas Removal, the Numbers Involved
    Dr. Robert Chris
    3. 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.
    Professor Igor Pioro

    B REDUCING CO2: FOSSIL FUELS, NUCLEAR ENERGY
    4. The Future of Fossil Fuels
    Trevor M Letcher
    5. Nuclear Fission
    Professor Igor Pioro
    6. Nuclear Fusion: what of the Future?
    Dr Richard Kembleton,

    C REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES: RENEWABLES and ZERO CARBON/ CARBON NEUTRAL FORMS OF ENERGY and ELECTRIC CARS
    7. The Potential of Renewable Energies
    Professor Patrick Moriarty and Professor Damon Honnery,
    8. Hydropower
    Professor Ånund Killingtveit
    9. Solar Energy
    Dr Lee Phillips
    10. Wind
    Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya
    11. Energy Infrastructure and Storage
    Professor Gareth Harrison
    12. Biomass
    Professor Mirjam Roeder
    13. Biomass: Quantifying the Effects of Forest-Based Energy
    Professor Annette Cowie
    14. Hydrogen Fuel, Fuel Cells and methane
    Dr Johannes Lindorfer
    15. Ground Source Heat Pumps
    Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya
    16. Carbon Sequestration
    Professor Subhamony Bhattacharya,

      D REDUCING CO2: INDUSTRY, FARMING and IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

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

       

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

       

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

      E GEO-ENGINEERING

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

      F ENVIRONMENTAL and HUMAN ISSUES

    9. Ethics of Geo-engineering:
    10. Clare Heyward,

    11. Economics of Climate Change and Global Warming
    12. Professor Peter Howard,

    13. Migration and Climate Change
    14. Dr Andreas C Simonelli,

    15. Social Justice in Climate Change
    16. Ms Alice Venn,

       

    17. Economics of Geo-engineering
    18. Professor Juan B Moreno Cruz,

    19. Justice in Managing Climate Change
    20. Professor Ivo Wallimann-Helmer,

    21. Local Actions and Personal Actions:

    Dr Phil Ireland,

Product details

  • No. of pages: 820
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 8, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141045
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141052

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher
Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

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