Lec_09_Climate Change Techonological_2-06-09

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Most Promising Stabilization “Wedges” Energy efficiency (vehicles, buildings, electric power plants Fuel shift (natural gas replacing coal) Carbon capture and storage Nuclear power plants Renewable power and fuel sources (wind, solar, biomass) Forests and soil sequestration
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I speculate that views of the climate problem may shift from the current conception in which carbon emission is seen as a pollutant to be eliminated toward a conception in which carbon dioxide concentration and climate are seen as elements of the earth system to be actively managed. D.W. Keith, 2000 Geoengineering the Climate
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Kiehl, J.T. 2006. Geoengineering climate change: Treating the symptom over the cause. Climatic Change 77:227-228. We would be taking on the ultimate state of hubris to believe we can control Earth. We (the industrially developed world) would be telling the rest of the world not to worry about our insatiable use of energy.
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Although the need for improved environmental problem solving is undeniable, I judge that great caution is
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course NTRES 2010 taught by Professor Fahey,tj during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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