Global Warming and Energy Policy

Editors: Kursunogammalu, Behram N., Mintz, Stephan L., Perlmutter, Arnold (Eds.)

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The first part of the conference explores two major environmental concerns that arise from fuel use: (1) the prospect that the globe will become warmer as a result of emissions of carbon dioxide, and (2) the effect upon health of the fine particles emitted as combustion products. The conference focused on the fact that there was lack of data direct enough to enable us to predict an entirely satisfactory result, and that makes policy options particularly difficult. With regard to (1) above, in the second half of the 20th century there were major increases in anthropogenic C02 emissions, and it is generally agreed that these were responsible for an increase in C02 concentrations. But the relationship between global temperature and CO2 concentrations remains murky. The principal problem is that water vapor is a more important greenhouse gas than C02 and that the concentrations of water vapor vary widely in time and space. The approach to this problem is probably, but not certainly, a positive feedback effect: as temperature increases so does the water vapor leading to further temperature increases. Scientists associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tend to believe the general features of the models. Other scientists are often less convinced.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Five Issues

    Kursunoglu, Behram N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Some Global Environmental Issues of Public Concern

    Wilson, Richard

    Pages 11-28

  • Free-Market Approaches to Controlling Carbon Dioxide Emissions to the Atmosphere

    Lackner, Klaus S. (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • The Precautionary Principle: A guide for action

    Couture, Jean

    Pages 47-54

  • Nuclear Power — Meeting Tomorrow’s Electrical Generation Paradigm

    Paulson, C. K.

    Pages 55-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Warming and Energy Policy
Editors
  • Behram N. Kursunogammalu
  • Stephan L. Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1323-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1323-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46635-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5497-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 220
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