Engineering strategies for greenhouse gas mitigation / Ian S.F. Jones

Author(s): Jones, Ian (Ian S. F.)
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Subjects: Greenhouse gas mitigation
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
LC Classification: T, TD
Physical Description: xii, 170 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, port
Additional Authors: ebrary, Inc
Notes: LCCN: 2011005951
ISBN: 9780521516020 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780521731591 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781139157186 (e-book)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. The future of greenhouse gas production; 2. Changing energy efficiency; 3. Zero emission technologies; 4. Geoengineering the climate; 5. The ocean sinks; 6. The terrestrial sinks; 7. Adaptation; 8. The past and the future; Appendices: Appendix A. Economic models; Appendix B. Present net value; Appendix C. Kyoto Protocol; Appendix D. Emission by Annex B countries; Appendix E. Table of units; Bibliography; References; Index
Summary: "Controlling the level of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is a rapidly growing area of commercial activity. While debate continues both about the impact of greenhouse gas on climate and the role humans play in influencing its concentration, engineers are faced with less controversial questions of how to manage this uncertainty and how to control greenhouse gases at a minimum cost to society. This book gives a concise review of current knowledge required for engineers to develop strategies to help us manage and adapt to climate change. It has been developed from the author's graduate course in environmental engineering. It is written without technical jargon so as to be accessible to a wide range of students and policymakers who do not necessarily have scientific or engineering backgrounds. Appendices allow readers to calculate for themselves the impact of the various strategies, and the book contains student exercises and references for further reading"-- Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: ebr10514166
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521516020