Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate

Chris Goodall
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A good story for once: introducing the innovators and innovations that will tackle climate change head-on.

Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs.

In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers.

Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.

Author bio:

Chris Goodall is a world-leading expert on climate change solutions. His first book, How to Live a Low-carbon Life, won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction, and he publishes Carbon Commentary, a website providing incisive appraisal of climate issues.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781846688775
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: February 2010
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: The environment

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