Beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors : Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century by Burton Richter (2010, Paperback) for sale online 2019-03-17

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Beyond Smoke & Mirrors: Climate Change & Energy in the 21st Century (B. Richter)

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

In summary, this is an admirably succinct book which effectively presents the key aspects of climate change, human energy use, and the options of changing the latter to help mitigate the effects of the former. Lawrence Medal from the U. 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. Energy, emissions and action; 9. It epitomizes the entire book if we unpack it properly. The treatment is rational and not alarmist.

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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors, Burton Richter

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

The chapters on energy were wonderful and made me hope that the book will be widely read. You should start right now! Richter succeeds to keep the text, tables and graphs eminently simple, readable and understandable. A national power grid, or SuperGrid. Efficiency: the first priority; 12. This book 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. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors - Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century By Burton Richter Burton's book is available April 22, 2010 from Cambridge University Press. How fast to move: a physicist's look at the economists; 8.

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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors, Burton Richter

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

Victor, University of California, San Diego 'A brilliant display of ideas and information about energy and climate change: readable, educational, constructive. These are new insights into the biofuel question for most of us. Richter has no special interest, and his book's survey of all the evidence for climate change and all the available energy sources is a model of rational discourse in this time of inflammatory arguments. And he warns that today, governments are falling far short in devising the required policies. He has done all this with a light touch and engaging style which will draw the intelligent reader's sustained interest. I would recommend anyone with an interest in climate change to read this book with complete understanding toward those with a background in high school level general science. At last, I am comfortable with my answer: read Beyond Smoke and Mirrors.

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'Beyond Smoke and Mirrors,' by Burton Richter

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

This reviewer can only add that the effort to communicate to the political system is well worth the effort. Energy, emissions and action; 9. He was introduced as the chief scientific adviser for the film. Those gases are much easier to understand when we know just what they are, how they are emitted and what contribution each gas makes to global warming. It should be on the reading list for 2011 of all concerned citizens. This is a sobering and rational exposition of the problems of greenhouse gases, their causes, effects, and possible mitigations. Taking up arms against this sea of troubles; 7.

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beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

The conclusion is unavoidable--we must start now to reduce, or at least not further increase, the carbon in the atmosphere, primarily by reducing or eliminating the burning of fossil fuels to meet the world's growing energy demands. 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. This clear and compact statement on the most important environmental, technical, social and political challenge for the 21th Century can be, indeed should be required reading for all who are deniers, or confused, or uninformed. Our energy use derived from fossil fuels is the major culprit, and Richter addresses all alternatives for their merits, drawbacks and potentials. I met the author at a pro-nuclear energy film event.

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Beyond smoke and mirrors : climate change and energy in the 21st century

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

This book should be required reading for anyone who seeks to understand one of the most significant global challenges that confronts humankind. The past as proxy for the future; 5. At last, I am comfortable with my answer: Read Beyond Smoke and Mirrors. Fossil fuels: how much is there? Energy, emissions and action; 9. Richter now serves on the board of directors for Scientists and Engineers for America, and continues his energy work at Stanford University. He has done all this with a light touch and engaging style which will draw the intelligent reader's sustained interest. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: A Citizen's Guide to Climate Change and Energy brings sophisticated insights and common sense to the issues, but is fully accessible to the public.

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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century by Burton Richter

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

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. This book 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. The chapters on energy were wonderful and made me hope that the book will be widely read. 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. The past as proxy for the future; 5. Biofuels: is there anything there? The aim of this book is to help dispel the fog, and allow citizens to come to their own conclusions concerning the best options to avert dangerous climate change by switching to a more sustainable energy supply. Even if you take into account random fluctuations - one swallow does not a summer make, and one hot July doesn't make a crisis - the globe is getting hotter.

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Beyond Smoke & Mirrors: Climate Change & Energy in the 21st Century (B. Richter)

beyond smoke and mirrors richter burton

Full disclosure: I have known the author for many years. Past Loeb Lecturer at Harvard and Astor Lecturer at Oxford, Dr. Shultz, Former Secretary of State Reagan Administration , Stanford University 'Finally, citizens and policymakers have a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to global warming and what might be done about it. How fast to move: a physicist's look at the economists; 8. 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.

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