Advances in Earth Science: From Earthquakes to Global by P. R. Sammonds, J M T Thompson, J. M. T. Thompson

By P. R. Sammonds, J M T Thompson, J. M. T. Thompson

If you'd like an idea of the place present earth technology examine is heading. however the first bankruptcy on assessing the hazards of now not addressing carbon emissions is definitely worth the fee of admission.

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H. & Koomey, J. G. (1998) Engineering-economic studies of energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Opportunities and challenges. , Toman, M. & Bloyd, C. (1999) Ancillary Benefits of Reduced Air Pollution in the US from Moderate Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies in the Electricity. Resources for the Future, Discussion Paper, 99–51. Washington, DC. Clarkson, R. & Deyes, K. (2002) Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions. Government Economic Service Working Paper 140. pdf). De Cara, S.

S. Reay electric. com]. 31 kg per kWh for gas [Australian Greenhouse Office (2001)]. org/). GHG emissions were calculated for air-freight using IPCC [1999]. Lorry transport emissions were derived from UK Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions [2000] assuming 33 ton twin axle articulated lorry in 45 mph speed bracket. uk/) travelling 100 km. Recycling data assume total newspapers amounting to 50 kg in weight each year. 5 kg GHG per kg of recycled newspaper, relative to landfill. [US Environment Protection Agency (1998)].

Uk Economics and climate change science have a lot in common. Both rely on sound predictions of what the future will bring, these being largely based on what has gone before. Just, though, as you can only make an educated guess at what the housing market will do next year, you cannot be wholly sure how emissions of greenhouse gas will increase in years to come, and exactly how the planet’s climate will then react. Bring all these unknowns together, by attempting on the one hand to calculate the economic impacts of climate change and on the other the costs of climate change mitigation, and the range of possible outcomes is almost limitless.

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