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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9781107673724    Publisher: Cambridge University Press Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 408        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...Read more
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.
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About the author: Burton Richter
Burton Richter is the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Stanford University and Director Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.... Read more
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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Review:
Review of previous edition: '... a wonderfully balanced overview. It opens with a fine summary of the science linking carbon to climate ... provides a concise primer on the economics of long-term...Read more
Review of previous edition: '... a wonderfully balanced overview. It opens with a fine summary of the science linking carbon to climate ... provides a concise primer on the economics of long-term climate policy, and concludes with a short, sensible, and well-argued set of opinions and policy recommendations.' Physics Today
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