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Author Sweet, William, 1946-

Title Kicking the carbon habit : global warming and the case for renewable and nuclear energy / William Sweet.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2006.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  333.794 Sw36k 2006    ---  Available
Description x, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-239) and index.
Contents 1. The case for sharply cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions -- Part I. Coal: a Faustian bargain with payments coming due: 2. The basis of it all Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvanian -- 3. The air we breathe: the human costs of coal combustion -- 4. From outer space: Asia's brown cloud, and more -- Part II. Climate: the lockstep relationship between carbon dioxide and temperature: 5. The drillers -- 6. The modellers -- 7. The synthesizers -- Part III. Choices: the low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies we can deploy right now: 8. Breaking the carbon habit -- 9. Going all out for renewables, conservation, and green design -- 10. Natural gas, gasoline, and the vision of a hydrogen economy -- 11. A second look at nuclear energy -- Conclusion: How to reduce greenhouse gases now, using today's technology.
Subject Renewable energy sources.
Power resources.
Global warming.
ISBN 0231137109 (cloth)
0231510373 (electronic)
9780231510370 (electronic)
Standard No. IG# 0231137109
IG# 0231510373
YDXCP 2381666
YDXCP 2491383
NLGGC 291813348

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