Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (2nd ed.)

Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

by Burton Richter

Series: Canto Classics

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  • 9781107673724
  • 9781316121986
  • 9781316120897
Global climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This updated, second edition assesses the sensible, senseless and biased proposals for averting the potentially disastrous consequences of global warming, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions on switching to more sustainable energy provision. Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has served on many US and international review committees on climate change and energy issues. He provides a concise overview of our knowledge and uncertainties within climate change science, discusses current energy demand and supply patterns, and the energy options available to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. Written in non-technical language, this book presents a balanced view of options for moving from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels into a much more sustainable energy system, and is accessible to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds - students, policymakers and the concerned citizen.

  • Cambridge University Press; November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781316121986
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors
  • Series: Canto Classics
  • Author: Burton Richter
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107673724
  • 9781316121986
  • 9781316120897

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Review of previous edition: '… a wonderfully balanced overview. It opens with a fine summary of the science linking carbon to climate … provides a concise primer on the economics of long-term climate policy, and concludes with a short, sensible, and well-argued set of opinions and policy recommendations.' Physics Today

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107673724
  • 9781316121986
  • 9781316120897