- 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
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
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.