Carbon Dioxide Problem: Integrated Energy and Environmental Policies for the 21st Century
CRC Press, Oct 28, 1998 - Science - 240 pages
The problems of global warming and environmental pollution are some of the most difficult challenges this planet faces in the 21st century. Carbon dioxide, often identified as one of the culprits, is an inevitable product of the combustion of fossil fuels, necessary for our modern economies to survive. Thus, The Carbon Dioxide Problem refers to the extremely complex matter of limiting carbon dioxide concentrations to levels that pose little environmental risk without devastating national economies and reducing living standards on the planet.
This timely book offers solutions to the global warming problem that lie in the development of comprehensive energy and environmental policies that emphasize the need to use energy efficiently while looking to develop alternative renewable sources. The experience of Japan is particularly relevant due to that country's great dependence on foreign fuel supplies, which has led it to be at the forefront of developing new energy conservation and antipollution technologies.
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environment and possihle countermeasures
Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and the earths
The worlds energy prohlem and carhon dioxide
Technologies for the recovery storage and utilization
incorporates the recovery of carhon dioxide
The role of the oceans
A summary of technological
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