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Global Energy Strategies

Living with Restricted Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • James C. White

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Potential for Non-Fossil Fuel Energy Sources Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Ann Polansky
      Pages 3-9
    3. Randall Swisher
      Pages 11-16
    4. Linda Ciocci
      Pages 23-26
    5. Richard Wilson
      Pages 27-45
  3. The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Efficiency — Introduction

  4. U.S. Energy Policies and Strategies

    1. Edward R. Williams
      Pages 97-100
    2. Alex Cristofaro
      Pages 101-105
    3. Alan S. Manne, Richard G. Richels
      Pages 107-119
    4. Bruce Henning
      Pages 121-124
    5. Charles Imbrecht
      Pages 125-130
    6. David Montgomery
      Pages 131-135
  5. Global Energy Strategies: The Perspectives of Developing Countries and Economies in Transition — Introduction

  6. Integrating Concerns of Developing and Developed Nations Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-176
    2. Alice LeBlanc, Daniel J. Dudek
      Pages 183-188
    3. Robert E. Cole
      Pages 189-193
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-217

About this book

Introduction

The world is getting warmer. Among scientists concerned with global climate change this is the broad consensus. How fast and by how much, are questions which cannot be answered quantitatively, but the probability of rising temperatures must be faced in a prudent manner - there is enough certainty of change so that we must anticipate and prepare before irreparable damage is done to our world. Even if it isn't going to be as bad as some people think, the actions we propose will benefit the earth and give us a kind of insurance. The root of the change is population growth, and its attendant demand for energy. While the developed world expects to hold future emissions relatively steady, the developing countries, where population growth is most rampant, will expand the use of energy as they aspire to a better quality of life. H greater energy use is inevitable it behooves us to produce that energy in the least objectionable manner, and to produce it where the cost is lowest in dollars, GNP, and environmental change.

Keywords

carbon climate climate change energy environment growth temperature wind

Editors and affiliations

  • James C. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the EnvironmentCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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