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Ten Technologies To Save The Planet By Chris Goodall

Ten Technologies To Save The Planet

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Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world can avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs. This book profiles ten technologies explaining how they work and tells the stories of the inventors.
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Ten Technologies To Save The Planet by Chris Goodall

Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs. In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers. Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.

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Ten Technologies To Save The Planet Reviews


Cheer up, we can all save the planet. Books about climate change can be depressing, so three cheers for Chris Goodall's latest, Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, for its positive, pragmatic message. ...Best of all, you don't need science qualifications to understand it. Written in an accessible, engaging style... Small wonder, perhaps, that this timely, thoughtful book was recently chosen as one of the Financial Times Books of the Years. It provides some fascinating, carefully analysed insights into where we might go next.. * Oxford Times *
Ten Technologies is superb - it cuts like lightning through the myths and muddled thinking surrounding energy issues. It is vital, topical, and a very fresh approach * Mark Lynas *
[A] brilliantly concise and clear-eyed account -- Fred Pearce * New Scientist *
First-class * BBC Focus *
Goodall's book contains much of the information you'll need to follow the energy debates in years to come * The Herald (Glasgow) *
A readable, persuasive and pleasantly optimistic work of popular science * Independent on Sunday *

About Chris Goodall


Chris Goodall is a world-leading expert on climate change solutions. He writes an environment column in the Independent on Sunday and regularly features on Newsnight and other television shows. His book, How to Live a Low-carbon Life, won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction, and he publishes Carbon Commentary, a website providing incisive appraisal of climate issues.

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GOR001704774
Ten Technologies To Save The Planet by Chris Goodall
Chris Goodall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2008-11-13
302
184668868X
9781846688683
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