The Resource The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse, David Owen

The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse, David Owen

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The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse
Title
The conundrum
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how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse
Statement of responsibility
David Owen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outlines a practical contrarian manifesto on modern environmental issues that challenges perceptions that current practices will be sufficient, revealing facts and ways to apply initially counter-intuitive but ultimately beneficial methods for securing asustainable environment
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
628
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD148
LC item number
.O94 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse, David Owen
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The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse, David Owen
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Contents
The conundrum -- Setting things on fire -- Fossil fuels as credit card -- LEED-certified landfill -- Problems innovate, too -- The greenest community in the United States -- Learning from Manhattan -- Unconsciously green -- Sierra Club or Manhattan Club?-- Sierra Club or AARP? -- Why oil is worse than coal -- Let them eat kale? -- Traffic congestion is not an environmental problem -- Transit that's bad for the environment -- Fast trains and the Prius fallacy -- Increased efficiency is not the answer -- William Stanley Jevons -- The coal question -- How increasing efficiency causes overall energy consumption to rise -- Rebound creep -- The importance of less -- What would a truly green car look like? -- Plentiful, inexpensive natural gas is not an environmental solution -- Cheap, efficient lighting is not an environmental solution -- Using water more efficiently will not solve the world's steadily worsening water problems -- Burning trash is not the answer -- When solar power isn't green -- Green or not green? -- Flying a kite -- Harnessing wind without windmills? -- The discouraging economics of innovation -- Getting from lab to grid -- Retrograde innovation -- The conundrum
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19 cm
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Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9781594485619
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011028855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) a948684
  • (OCoLC)729341510
  • (CaAE) a948684

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