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Author Stewart, William (William F.)

Title Climate of uncertainty : a balanced look at global warming and renewable energy / William Stewart

Publ Info Flagler Beach, Fla. : Ocean Pub., [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QC981.8.G56 S78 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QC981.8 G56 S78 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 182 pages; illustrations; c23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents keys to unlocking the mysteries of climate change -- The basics of climate change -- Feedback loops (nature's risk amplifiers) -- El nino, volcanoes, and global dimming (the climate change wildcards) -- Future manifestitations of global warming (the potential costs of inaction) -- Climate change skeptics (scientific champions or modern-day charlatans?) -- Population and sustainability (smaller footprints/more feet) -- Governments step in--except when they don't (solving the "problem of the commons") -- Peak oil (global warming's evil twin) -- Glimpsing a sustainable future (terawatts, electric vehicles, and the smart grid) -- Nuclear power and clean coal (bridges to a sustainable future) -- Renewable options : electricity (reading the menu at the last chance saloon) -- Renewable options : transportation (biofuels and hydrogen) -- Picking the least-flawed alternatives (reaching into a barrel of snakes)
Note "Examines the major questions of today: global warming, renewable energy, expanding populations, and sustainability. Without taking sides, presents factual information in a clear and accessible manner"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Global warming
Renewable energy sources
ISBN 9780976729167 (alk. paper)
0976729164 (alk. paper)