Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation by Dr. Maximilian Lackner, Prof. Dr. Wei-Yin Chen, Dr. Toshio

By Dr. Maximilian Lackner, Prof. Dr. Wei-Yin Chen, Dr. Toshio Suzuki (auth.), Wei-Yin Chen, John Seiner, Toshio Suzuki, Maximilian Lackner (eds.)

There is a mounting consensus that human habit is altering the worldwide weather and its final result might be catastrophic. decreasing the 24 billion metric a whole lot carbon dioxide emissions from desk bound and cellular resources is an enormous activity regarding either technological demanding situations and enormous monetary and societal expenditures. The pursuit of sustainable power assets, surroundings, and economic climate has develop into a posh factor of worldwide scale that has effects on the way of life of each citizen of the realm. the current mitigation actions variety from strength conservation, carbon-neutral power conversions, carbon complex combustion procedure that produce no greenhouse gases and that allow carbon seize and sequestion, to different complex applied sciences. From its motives and affects to its options, the problems surrounding weather swap contain multidisciplinary technological know-how and expertise. This guide will supply a unmarried resource of this knowledge. The ebook could be divided into the subsequent sections: clinical facts of weather switch and Societal matters, affects of weather swap, power Conservation, replacement Energies, complicated Combustion, complex applied sciences, and schooling and Outreach.

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2 1 Introduction to Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change There has been a heated discussion on climate change in recent years, with a particular focus on global warming. Instrumental recording of temperatures has been available for less than 200 years. 5 C could be measured [1] with rather different regional patterns and trends [2]. Over the last several million years there have been warmer and colder periods on Earth, and the climate fluctuates for a variety of natural reasons, as data from tree rings, pollen, and ice core samples have shown.

29 Crop-Based Lubricants and Solvents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nanotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Reduction of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30 Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nanotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Reduction of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Future Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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