Gale, Cengage Learning, 2011. 134 p. — ISBN-10: 0737751061, ISBN-13: 9780737751062.Greenhaven Press's Confronting Global Warming series explores current and future challenges facing the planet due to climate change. The series covers the full range of climate change impacts-including water, population, nature, and health and disease-and the various essential components of any solution, such as energy production and alternative energy, the role of the government, the role of industry, and the role of the individual. Each volume examines the current status of the topic being covered, highlights key future challenges, explores potential or proposed solutions for dealing with the results of climate change, and presents the pros and cons of such solutions. Confronting Global Warming features all original content written expressly for this full-color series. Volumes also include a descriptive table of contents, a glossary, a bibliography, a subject index, and full-color photos, maps, and illustrations. Titles in the Confronting Global Warming series offer users a well-rounded view of global warming, providing context for how society has dealt with climate change thus far and encapsulating debates about how it will confront issues related to climate in the future.Contents Preface Foreword Energy and Global. Warming: An Introduction The Fossil Fuel Era The Global Warming Problem Solutions to Energy-Related Global Warming Chart: Global Anthropogenic GHG Emissions, 1970–2004 Sidebar: A Global Warming Emergency? Notes The World’s Reliance on Fossil Fuels: Current Energy Usage Fossil Fuels and Carbon Emissions Countries Responsible for Carbon Emissions U.S. Energy Usage Chart: U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Source and Sector, 2008 Growing Energy Demands and Emissions Sidebar: Global Warming and Peak Oil Notes Cutting Fossil Fuel Emissions The 1997 Kyoto Protocol Prospects for U.S. Emission Cuts Graph: Net Emission Reductions Under Cap-and-Trade Proposals in the 111th Congress, 2005–2050 U.S. Regulatory Efforts Improving Energy Efficiency Geoengineering Solutions Individual Lifestyle Changes Sidebar: The Energy Star Program Notes Bridge Strategies: Low-Emission Energy Sources Natural Gas as a Transition Fuel Map: Major U.S. Natural Gas Shale Beds The Clean Coal Debate Nuclear Power Sidebar: France—A Leader in Nuclear Power Methane Energy Notes Developing Clean and Renewable Electrical Energy Solar Energy Wind Power Sidebar: Clean Energy in Malawi Geothermal Energy Energy from Water Table: U.S. Electricity from Renewable Energy by Sector, 2004–2008 Notes Reinventing Transportation Energy Biofuels Sidebar: Brazil’s Flex-Fuel Auto Industry Hydrogen Fuel Cells Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Illustration: How Hybrids Work Notes Achieving a Clean-Energy Economy Encouraging Investments in Clean Energy Sidebar: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards A New Clean-Energy Policy The Role of Carbon Caps Creating Green Jobs Map: Clean-Energy Jobs by State, 2007 Economic Impact Notes Challenges in the Search for Clean Energy Technological Challenges Infrastructure Needs Table: Today’s Electrical Grid and Tomorrow’s Political Obstacles Environmental Concerns Winning the Global Race Toward Clean Energy Sidebar: China and Clean Energy Notes Conclusion Notes Glossary For Further Research Index About the Author
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