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In this new study of energy use and global climate change, Richard Wolfson outlines basic science concepts as well as specific, contemporary applications in energy production and their environmental consequences. Energy, Environment, and Climate is structured on the premise that climate change is the dominant energy-related environmental issue of the twenty-first century. Traditional concerns like pollution and conservation of energy resources are covered with clear, scientific explanations. Unique to this text, a full five chapters--about one-third of the content--are devoted to climate and an understanding of the energy/climate link. Included are over 250 photographs and illustrations
Richard Wolfson is Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College
Table of Contents
A Changing Planet
Energy: A Closer Look
Energy and Heat
Fossil Fuel Energy
Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels
Energy from Earth and Moon
Direct from the Sun: Solar Energy
Indirect from the Sun: Water, Wind, Biomass
Keeping Warm: The Science of Climate
Forcing the Climate
Is Earth Warming?
Energy and Climate: Breaking the Link
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Credits and Data Sources
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