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Dire Predictions by
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 M365 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
While Glaciers Slept by
Call Number: GB2405 .J33 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-21
"While Glaciers Slept weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of family and planet change. Jackson, a National Geographic Expert, reveals how these events are deeply similar and intertwined. She tells the story of her parents' struggles with cancer while describing in detail the planetary changes she's witnessed. Above all else, Jackson shows that even in the darkest of times there is clear reason for hope and light.
Power in a Warming World - The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality by
Call Number: GB2405 .J33 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-04
Trading a livable world -- Power shift -- Beyond the north-south divide? -- Manufacturing consent -- The politics of adaptation -- The staying power of big fossil -- Society too civil? -- Contesting climate injustice -- Power in a future world -- Linking movements for justice.
Why Are We Waiting? by
Call Number: QC903 .S833 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-17
The science : how it shapes the economics, ethics, politics, and the possible prognoses -- Building a new energy-industrial revolution -- Policies for dynamic change and transition : lessons from economic history and economic theory -- How some economic analyses have distorted the issues -- The ethics of intertemporal values and valuations -- Broad approaches to moral and political philosophy : converging perspectives -- Developments in climate action around the world -- Building national and international action -- Equity across peoples and nations -- Conclusion: How ideas change over time.
Atmosphere of Hope by
Call Number: QC903 .F63 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
Part One: Climate science. The weather makers: right or wrong? -- The waters of a warming world -- Ominously acidic oceans -- How are the animals doing? -- The great climate event horizon -- Part Two: The knife blade we perch on. The great disconnect -- Coal : decline of a giant -- What future, oil? -- Gas : last hurrah or bridge to the future? -- Divestment and the carbon bubble -- Where's nuclear? -- Sunlight and wind : winning the race -- At last, EVs -- Part Three: Fight for the future. Adapting? -- Geoengineering : a way out? -- The gigatonne challenge -- Silicate rocks, cement and smart chemistry -- The new carbon capture and storage -- The 2030 challenge -- Deadline 2050 -- The growing power of the individual.
Big World, Small Planet by
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth's natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity's future.
The Human and Environmental Costs of Fracking by
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Fracking for gas trapped in shale could be a game changer in the quest to find alternatives to dirty fossil fuels, but it also has potential for harm. This book provides'one-stop shopping'for everyone who wants to know more about the issues.• Offers a comprehensive, impartial understanding of unconventional natural gas development from many different perspectives by experts in the field• Draws from the findings of the most up-to-date research and discusses areas where scientific findings are yet unclear• Addresses fracking's potential effects on humans, animals, and environmental factors including air quality, water quality, and climate change• Explains the economic, legal, regulatory, and ethical issues surrounding fracking• Examines social and community issues and the industry perspective
Renewable Energy Resources by
Publication Date: 2015-01-12
. This Third Edition is extensively updated in light of these developments, while maintaining the book's emphasis on fundamentals, complemented by analysis of applications. Renewable energy helps secure national resources, mitigates pollution and climate change, and provides cost effective services. These benefits are analysed and illustrated with case studies and worked examples. The book recognises the importance of cost effectiveness and efficiency of end-use. Each chapter begins with fundamental scientific theory, and then considers applications, environmental impact and socio-economic aspects before concluding with Quick Questions for self-revision and Set Problems.
Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities by
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Hurricane Irene ruptured a Baltimore sewer main, resulting in 100 million gallons of raw sewage flooding the local watershed. Levee failures during Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive flooding which did not recede for months. With temperatures becoming more extreme, and storms increasing in magnitude, American infrastructure and risk-management policies require close examination in order to decrease the damage wrought by natural disasters. Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities addresses these needs by examining how climate change affects urban buildings and communities, and determining which regions are the most vulnerable to environmental disaster. It looks at key elements of urban systems, including transportation, communication, drainage, and energy, in order to better understand the damages caused by climate change and extreme weather.
Our Once and Future Planet by
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
The environmental movement is plagued by pessimism. And that's not unreasonable: with so many complicated, seemingly intractable problems facing the planet, coupled with a need to convince people of the dangers we face, it's hard not to focus on the negativeBut that paints an unbalanced—and overly disheartening—picture of what's going on with environmental stewardship today. There are success stories, and Our Once and Future Planet delivers a fascinating account of one of the most impressive areas of current environmental experimentation and innovation: ecological restoration.