Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe

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Queen's Printer Publishing, 2008 - Science - 485 pages
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Resolving the escalating issues surrounding climate destabilization will be one of the most important environmental challenges we face this century. Dr. David Sanborn Scott, one of Canada's foremost energy experts, clearly demonstrates that we have only one real choice--Hydrogen. Using literate, accessible, sometimes lyrical but never trivial explanations, Smelling Land gives a clear and comprehensive examination of: The architecture of civilization's energy systems; critical role of energy currencies and widespread blunders when it is not recognized; How to evaluate environmental intrusion and general principles for environmental gentility; mechanisms and status of climate disruption; Sustainability and the REASONS for a coming Hydrogen Age; Energy source options; The applications of hydrogen systems; and How fast we can get to the Hydrogen Age, why, and what it will be like.
  

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A fascinating book looking at hydrogen as an alternative fuel, although a bit bland due the nature of the topic. One of the proposals in this book is to immediatly begin to develop hydrogen for use in ... Read full review

Contents

A Cabin Boys Legacy
3
Toward a Cleaner Richer Hydrogen Age
5
Part Two Civilizations Energy System
17
Turning out the Lights
19
Energy Currencies
25
The Key to Systemic Liberty
33
The Energy System and its FiveLink Architecture
41
Whales and Whiskey Barrels
53
A Whiff of Earth from Afar
231
Part Seven Intermezzo
237
From Steam Engines to Symphonies
239
Part Eight Harvesting Energy Sources
249
The Great Enemy of Truth
251
A Lot Will Be Left in the Ground
255
Renewables and Conventional Wishdom
267
Running out Wont Be a Problem
285

The Gods of Energy Planning Foolishness
63
Part Three Intermezzo
71
Mozart Metaphor and Math
73
Part Four Understanding Environmental Intrusion
81
Pathways to Environmental Gentility
83
Quantifying Environmental Intrusion
91
When You Cant Go Home Again
99
Bubble Bubble Signs of Trouble t
107
Controversy Conveyors and Consequences t
121
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE COMING HYDROGEN
137
Template for Sustainability
139
The Tyranny of Surprise
149
The Case for Inevitability
155
For Better or Worse
161
Can Something Better Come Along?
167
Part Six Earths Energy System
173
Afternoon on a Hillside
175
Conservation Confusion and Language
179
Entropy and Living Planets 11
189
Its Exergy t
207
Exergy Takes Us Beyond the Lamppost
219
Youve Got to Be Carefully TaughtKnow Nukes
289
Part Nine Working with Hydrogen
309
Harvesting Hydrogen
311
But Doesnt Hydrogen Explode?
319
Tethers and Transition Tactics
327
OK Now Tell Me About Cost
337
We Never Know Everything But
347
Chasing Locomotives
355
Chip of the Future t
365
Hydrogen on Board
377
Contrails Against an Azure Sky t
383
Nineteenth Century Prescience
403
Arrows on the Wall
409
If I Could Wave a Wand
421
If Shocked Awake How Fast Could We Get to the Hydrogen Age?
431
Our Sliver of Time
441
About Names Numbers and Units
449
Some Bits and Pieces
463
Appreciations
469
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