- 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.
Chapter 1. Of hockey sticks and coal.
Chapter 2. A short history of coal.
Chapter 3. The negative greenhouse.
Chapter 4. Have our coal and burn it.
Chapter 5. How will CCS be done?
Chapter 6. Accounting for carbon.
Mike Stephenson is Director of Science and Technology at the British Geological Survey. He began his career as a schoolteacher in rural Africa and stayed there for nearly ten years but returned to Britain to pursue research in the Middle East and Asia, including highlights in Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Mike has degrees from Imperial College and Sheffield University and runs the Science Programme at BGS, the UK's national geoscience and data centre, with 520 scientists and technologists. He has professorships at Nottingham and Leicester universities and has published over eighty peer-reviewed papers, while also acting on the editorial boards of several journals, and as Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier geological journal. In 2012 Mike published an acclaimed study of carbon capture and storage called Returning Carbon to Nature, published by Elsevier.