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Reaching Net Zero

  • ID: 4991142
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Reaching Net Zero: What it Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis addresses the imminent need to fully understand the causes, effects and evidence of global warming; due to the large amount of climate disinformation and complexity of much of the available valid science, this book addresses the science of global warming in a concise, readable manner while providing an in-depth reference for readers who want more detail or to study the sources of information. Reaching Net Zero also investigates potential practical next steps of interest to concerned scientists, engineers and citizens, with an aim to further discuss and achieve the eventual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'Net Zero' goals. Solving the problem of reaching net zero requires educating others to support the changes that must occur and to provide the possible solutions required. This is a necessary read for academics in climate and environmental science, and specialists such as those in earth science or environmental studies, covering the science, technology, economics, politics, international, and other issues involved in doing something about global warming. It is also important for those interested in global warming and anyone involved in decision-making processes and legislation that deal with reduction in carbon footprints.
  • Provides in-depth discussion of understanding the problem of global warming, with clear explanations of the science behind global warming and climate change
  • Features case studies of successes and failures in reducing carbon footprints, with advised potential solutions for reaching net zero
  • Takes a realistic approach to the problem and solutions of global warming in light of all available evidence across multiple disciplines
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1. Introduction 2. Addressing global warming

Part One 3. The earth as a system 4. Fundamental drivers of global warming 5. How do we know global warming is real? 6. How do we know man-made co2 is the issue? 7. What are the effects of global warming 8. International efforts to address global warming

Part Two 9. What would it take to stop global warming? 10. Energy alternatives 11. Unique problems of major contributors to global warming 12. Why is global warming such a difficult problem to solve? 13. Some successes and failures

Part Three 14. Action plan 15. Can it be done? 16. The way forward 17. Afterword

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Smith, Craig B.
Craig Smith retired as President and Chairman, DMJM H+N, a large international architect/engineering and construction management firm. Craig's professional career began as an assistant professor of engineering at UCLA, where he was also the assistant director of the nuclear energy laboratory. After seven years at UCLA, he cofounded ANCO Engineers, Inc., an engineering consulting firm in Los Angeles. From 1988 to 1992 he was the president of FSEC, a Los Angeles architecture/engineering/construction firm, then joined AECOM Technology Corporation, one of the world's largest architecture, engineering and construction companies, as a vice president of Daniel Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall (DMJM), where he served as the practice manager for DMJM's construction and facilities management practice. He was subsequently promoted to senior vice president, executive vice president, and chief operating officer. In 1999, he was named president of Holmes and Narver, Inc. During his career, Craig has been broadly involved in the field of energy and power, having designed, built, or conducted tests and research on nearly every type of electrical generating facility, including hydroelectric plants, geothermal, waste-to-energy, coal-fired, nuclear, natural gas-fired, and solar.
Fletcher, William D.
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