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The Resource The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world, Oliver Morton

The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world, Oliver Morton

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The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world
Title
The planet remade
Title remainder
how geoengineering could change the world
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Morton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In an effort to rethink our responses to the crisis of global warming, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the climate system: a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds--all technologies of the new field of "geoengineering." In The planet remade, journalist Oliver Morton explores the history, politics, and cutting-edge science of this new field, weighing both the promises and perils of its controversial strategies and examining its scale and ambition relative to the profound changes in the planet's clouds, soils, winds, and seas during the last century.--Adapted from publisher description
Summary
The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the climate system: a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds
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10457062
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BTCTA
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Morton, Oliver
Dewey number
  • 363.73874
  • 628
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Environmental engineering
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Environmental engineering
Target audience
adult
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how geoengineering could change the world
Label
The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world, Oliver Morton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-414) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two questions -- Part One: Energies. The top of the world -- A planet called weather -- Pinatubo -- Dimming the noontime sun -- Coming to think this way -- Moving the goalposts -- Part Two: Substances. Nitrogen -- Carbon past, carbon present -- Carbon present, carbon future -- Sulphur and soggy mirrors -- Part Three: Possibilities. The ends of the world -- The deliberate planet
Control code
ocn914219612
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780691148250
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015946728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914219612
Label
The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world, Oliver Morton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-414) 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
Contents
Introduction: Two questions -- Part One: Energies. The top of the world -- A planet called weather -- Pinatubo -- Dimming the noontime sun -- Coming to think this way -- Moving the goalposts -- Part Two: Substances. Nitrogen -- Carbon past, carbon present -- Carbon present, carbon future -- Sulphur and soggy mirrors -- Part Three: Possibilities. The ends of the world -- The deliberate planet
Control code
ocn914219612
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780691148250
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015946728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914219612

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