Returning Carbon to Nature

Returning Carbon to Nature
Author: Michael H. Stephenson
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2013-08-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780124076563

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Carbon capture and storage is one of the main carbon emissions policy issues globally, yet you may know little about it if you’re outside the academic community. As the global push to address the impact that carbon emissions has on global warming continues, awareness and knowledge of viable solutions must be communicated in layperson terms. Returning Coal and Carbon To Nature breaks across traditional barriers among history, geology, biology and climate change to address the topic from a multidisciplinary, Earth System Science approach. If you’re a policymakeror someone who influences policy, this book will explain carbon capture and storage—a relatively new concept—in easy-to-understand terms. Clearly presented charts, tables and diagrams explain critical concepts, and a range of full-color photographs will help you visualize the carbon capture and storage process and its principles. Discusses carbon capture and storage in terms easily accessible to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers worldwide and geoscientists who influence policy. The first cross-disciplinary look at the history, geology and biology of coal, and presents carbon capture and storage in the context of Earth System Science. Authored by one of the world’s foremost carbon capture and storage experts who has more than 30 years of field research experience.

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2005-12-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780521866439

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IPCC Report on sources, capture, transport, and storage of CO2, for researchers, policy-makers and engineers.

The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle
Author: T. M. L. Wigley,D. S. Schimel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2005-08-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521018625

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Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is imperative to stabilizing our future climate. Our ability to reduce these emissions combined with an understanding of how much fossil-fuel-derived CO2 the oceans and plants can absorb is central to mitigating climate change. In The Carbon Cycle, leading scientists examine how atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have changed in the past and how this may affect the concentrations in the future. They look at the carbon budget and the "missing sink" for carbon dioxide. They offer approaches to modeling the carbon cycle, providing mathematical tools for predicting future levels of carbon dioxide. This comprehensive text incorporates findings from the recent IPCC reports. New insights, and a convergence of ideas and views across several disciplines make this book an important contribution to the global change literature.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781524704650

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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Working With Nature

Working With Nature
Author: Jordan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781134415540

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Case for Carbon Dividends

The Case for Carbon Dividends
Author: James K. Boyce
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-07-20
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781509526581

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The supreme challenge of our time is tackling climate change. We urgently need to curtail our use of fossil fuels – but how can we do so in a just and feasible way? In this compelling book, leading economist James Boyce shows that the key to solving this conundrum is to put a limit on carbon emissions, thereby raising the price of fossil fuels and generating strong incentives for clean energy. But there is a formidable hurdle: how do we secure broad public support for a policy that increases fuel costs for consumers? Boyce powerfully argues that carbon pricing can be made just and politically durable only if linked to returning the revenue to the public as carbon dividends. Founded on the principle that the gifts of nature belong to us all, not to corporations or governments, this bold reform could spark a twenty-first-century clean energy revolution. Essential reading for all concerned citizens, policy-makers, and students of public policy and environmental economics, this book will be a transformative contribution to one of the most important policy debates of our era.

What If We Stopped Pretending

What If We Stopped Pretending
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-01-21
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780008434052

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The climate change is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.

The End of Nature

The End of Nature
Author: Bill McKibben
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780804153447

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Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement. More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

Reclaiming Nature

Reclaiming Nature
Author: James K. Boyce,Sunita Narain,Elizabeth A. Stanton
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781843313465

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Explores the relationship between the environment, human activity and social justice.

Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change
Author: Michael Stephenson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-03-20
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128120224

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Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations examines the Earth system science context of the formation and use of fossil fuel resources, and the implications for climate change. It also examines the historical and economic trends of fossil fuel usage and the ways in which these have begun to affect the natural system (i.e., the start of the Anthropocene). Finally, the book examines the effects we might expect in the future looking at evidence from the "deep time" past, and looks at ways to mitigate climate change by using negative emissions technology (e.g. bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, BECCS), but also by adapting to perhaps a higher than "two degree world," particularly in the most vulnerable, developing countries. Energy and Climate Change is an essential resource for geoscientists, climate scientists, environmental scientists, and students; as well as policy makers, energy professionals, energy statisticians, energy historians and economists. Provides an overarching narrative linking Earth system science with an integrated approach to energy and climate change Includes a unique breadth of coverage from modern to "deep time" climate change; from resource geology to economics; from climate change mitigation to adaptation; and from the industrial revolution to the Anthropocene Readable, accessible, and well-illustrated, giving the reader a clear overview of the topic

Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology
Author: Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-01-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9888407457

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Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.

Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future

Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future
Author: Rattan Lal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2022-01-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000513004

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Soil organic matter (SOM) is a highly reactive constituent of the soil matrix because of its large surface area, high ion exchange capacity, enormous affinity for water due to hygroscopicity, and capacity to form organo-mineral complexes. It is an important source and sink of atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases depending on climate, land use, soil and crop management, and a wide range of abiotic and biotic factors, including the human dimensions of socioeconomic and political factors. Agroecosystems are among important controls of the global carbon cycle with a strong impact on anthropogenic or abrupt climate change. This volume of Advances in Soil Sciences explains pedological processes set-in-motion by increases in SOM content of depleted and degraded soils. It discusses the relationship between SOM content and critical soil quality parameters including aggregation, water retention and transport, aeration and gaseous exchange, and chemical composition of soil air. The book identifies policy options needed to translate science into action for making sustainable management of SOM as a strategy for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Features: Relates soil organic matter stock to soil processes, climate parameters, vegetation, landscape attributes Establishes relationships between soil organic matter and land use, species, and climate Identifies land use systems for protecting and restoring soil organic matter stock Links soil organic matter stock with the global carbon cycle for mitigation of climate change Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this volume will appeal to agricultural, environmental, and soil scientists demonstrating the link between soil organic matter stock and provisioning of critical ecosystem services for nature and humans.

Living Through the End of Nature

Living Through the End of Nature
Author: Paul Wapner
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-02-08
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780262518796

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How environmentalism can reinvent itself in a postnature age: a proposal for navigating between naive naturalism and technological arrogance. Environmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction. We have so tamed, colonized, and contaminated the natural world that safeguarding it from humans is no longer an option. Humanity's imprint is now everywhere and all efforts to “preserve” nature require extensive human intervention. At the same time, we are repeatedly told that there is no such thing as nature itself—only our own conceptions of it. One person's endangered species is another's dinner or source of income. In Living Through the End of Nature, Paul Wapner probes the meaning of environmentalism in a postnature age. Wapner argues that we can neither go back to a preindustrial Elysium nor forward to a technological utopia. He proposes a third way that takes seriously the breached boundary between humans and nature and charts a co-evolutionary path in which environmentalists exploit the tension between naturalism and mastery to build a more sustainable, ecologically vibrant, and socially just world. Beautifully written and thoughtfully argued, Living Through the End of Nature provides a powerful vision for environmentalism's future

The Time Machine

The Time Machine
Author: Monarch Srivastava
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2022
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9789352963416

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"He was born and brought up in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, India. He pursued his Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Lucknow University. Later, he obtained his Post Graduation in Finance and International Business from New Delhi. He lived 24 years in India and decided to go to Canada for further education and pursued Advanced Business Administration from Fleming College, Ontario. With his meticulous planning and focused approach, he completed multiples of credentials in Financial Advise Industry and worked for prestigious Bank of Montreal Nesbitt Burns, Winnipeg, Manitoba. While he was working there, he decided to write this manuscript at an ideal place. The place, where no boundaries and less human interaction to create this master piece, peacefully. He finally decided to get out of the city life and brought himself to Arborg which is a very small town in Northern Manitoba where he started this extraordinary journey of Time Machine. Currently, he is a banking professional and a licensed financial advisor at Royal Bank of Canada at Pine Falls, Manitoba. He helps his clients to understand their financial needs/goals and advise them to take the most important decisions of their lives. Other than his financial background, he is an active member and fund raise director at Arborg Science and Community (Non-profit organization) which is thriving to engage youth to understand and learn more about science in a broader way. The community is also involved in rescuing wild animals and plants in the Northern region of Manitoba. He believes that the mother nature harbours all kind of life including humans, plants and animals through which they exchange certain molecules and connected with each other. This manuscript was created to explain the most important aspect of human life that who we are and where did we come from? This writing will also demonstrate that how short and special human lives are, 'The hundred years'."

Energy All That Matters

Energy  All That Matters
Author: Paul L Younger
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-11-28
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781473601901

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Energy is probably the defining topic of our age. Uncertainty over the long-term availability of some hydrocarbons and nuclear fuels are increasingly prompting volatility in energy prices on world markets. Meanwhile, no serious scientist doubts that the unabated atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide associated with traditional forms of energy use are (at very least) exacerbating natural variations in climate in undesirable ways. For either reason or both, few commentators of any stature argue that "do nothing" is a credible option in the world of energy management. The technical challenges are legion; yet energy is just as much a socio-economic issue. Surprisingly, there are no authoritative books giving an overall introduction to energy for general readers, students, engineers, geographers or architects, offering adequate coverage of the scientific, engineering, environmental, social and economic dimensions in a single, reasonably-sized and easily-readable volume. The book proposed here seeks to fill that gap. All That Matters about energy. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues.