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The Resource How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate, Jeff Goodell

How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate, Jeff Goodell

Label
How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate
Title
How to cool the planet
Title remainder
geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Goodell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Right now, scientists are working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they're not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They're trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet--with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be "fringe." But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet's thermostat. There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope--a Plan B for the environment.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodell, Jeff
Dewey number
551.6
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
G666 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Engineering geology
  • Environmental engineering
Label
How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate, Jeff Goodell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm441153117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780618990610
Lccn
2009046565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)441153117
  • (OCoLC)441153117
  • (Sirsi) a1028247
Label
How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix earth's climate, Jeff Goodell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm441153117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780618990610
Lccn
2009046565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)441153117
  • (OCoLC)441153117
  • (Sirsi) a1028247

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