Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy. * Includes a comprehensive evaluation of current industrial practice * Provides technologically sound and manageable techniques for engineers, scientists and designers * Incorporates guidelines for a sustainable futureVehicle miles of travel and total CO2 emissions of light-duty vehicles in the United States. Source: DeCicco et al. (2005), as derived from U.S. government statistics. CO2 emissions rates, itself driven by the increase in fuel economy following the 1970s oil shocks, can at least partly offset ... Hyundai, Mitsubishi, BMW, Kia, and Subarua€”had a combined market share of 12 percent in 2003 and accounted foranbsp;...

Title:Driving Climate Change
Author:Daniel Sperling, James S. Cannon
Publisher:Academic Press - 2010-07-26


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