This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Climate change threatens our planet’s future. Since it’s too late to prevent climate change, we must find ways to prepare for it, while doing all we can to slow down the processes that are causing it. The editor of this compendium, an experienced and respected scientist in the field, has collected research vital to the challenges we are facing. The book offers a multi-perspective look at ways to reduce greenhouse gases and find fossil fuel alternatives from a truly international roster of researchers and scientists.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Climate Change Impact. Climate-Change Impact Potentials as an Alternative to Global Warming Potentials. Part II: Addressing Climate Change. Sustainable Development and Technological Impact on CO2 Reducing Conditions in Romania. Barriers to the Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies: Case Study of ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator for Industrial Process Heat. Part III: Other Greenhouse Gases. Atmospheric Ozone and Methane in a Changing Climate. The Role of HFCs in Mitigating 21st Century Climate Change. Analysis of Thermodynamic Characteristic Changes in Direct Expansion Ground Source Heat Pump Using Hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) Substituting for HFC-134a. Inventories and Scenarios of Nitrous Oxide Emissions. Part IV: Fossil Fuel Alternatives. Differences between LCA for Analysis and LCA for Policy: A Case Study on the Consequences of Allocation Choices in Bio-Energy Policies. An Improved Optimal Capacity Ratio Design Method for WSB/HPS System Based on Complementary Characteristics of Wind and Solar. Impact of the Choice of Emission Metric on Greenhouse Gas Abatement and Costs. Part V: Conclusions. A New Scenario Framework for Climate Change Research: The Concept of Shared Climate Policy Assumptions.