Doc ☆ The Burning uestion ´ Mike Berners-Lee
The Burning uestionTake one complex scientific discipline Add the future of energy economics and geopolitics Season with human nature The Burning uestion reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific political and social puzzle in history It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards following an exponential curve that goes back centuries An excellent attempt at exploring the huge subject of climate change in its entirety Climate change is surely the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced and if we as individuals are going to be part of the solution then understanding how the problems are perpetuated and the ways to solve them is crucial; themes which the book continually explores I completely agreed with the need to 'wake up' and actually make this a real issue rather than just a side issue As the authors pointed out this is the first step to any real change in global policy unless the climate really starts biting back soon and affecting fossil fuel profits and food production I do feel there were plenty topics they could have expanded on especially the psychological and social barriers but then again it was the purpose of the book to give a general picture of where we are at right now and steps to change All in all a great book everything was well explained thought provoking and concise Can't ask for much than that Well worth the time and moneyHere's the podcast which got me to read the book
Mobi The Burning uestion
Book ï The Burning uestion 256 pages Download ´ Take one complex scientific discipline Add the future of energy economics and geopolitics Season with human nature The Burning uestion reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific political and social puzzle in history It shows that carbon emissions are still acceleratinOne reason is that saving energy is like sueezing a balloon reductions in one place lead to increases elsewhere Another reason is that clean energy sources don't in themselves slow the rate of fossil fuel extractionTackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil coal and gas reserves worth many trillions of dollars at least until An absolutely essential book Hits the reset button on the climate debate without flinching Stone cold analysis without hysteria; laying out the situation in a clear and easily digestible way Narrows the environmental solution to neat and uncompromising simplicity don't burn fossil fuels One of those books that future generations might look back on and think 'I can't believe that this got published and it still took our grandparents so fucking long to act'
Mike Berners-Lee ´ The Burning uestion Pdf
We have the means to put carbon back in the ground The burning uestion is whether that can be done What mix of politics psychology economics and technology might be reuired? Are the energy companies massively overvalued and how will carbon cuts affect the global economy? Will we wake up to the threat in time? And who can do what to make it all happen Who owns fossil fuels? Through my ratings reviews and edits I'm providing intellectual property and labor to com Inc listed on Nasda which fully owns Goodreadscom and in 2013 posted revenues for 74 billion and 274 million profits Intellectual property and labor reuire compensation com Inc is also reuested to provide assurance that its employees and contractors' work conditions meet the highest health and safety standars at all the company's sites Five stars only for raising this uestion apparently trivial but not at all burning in the current policy debate The book builds on the foundational work of British NGO Carbon Tracker and brings to the conversation a rational approach à la Jevons whose The coal uestion echoed in the title reframed in 1865 the issue of 'peak coal' through a pioneering use of statisticsThe key statistic here is the planet's 'carbon budget' combined with the CO2 potential of the fossil fuels not yet unearthed The book is at its best when it analyzes the trade offs of the mitigation policies that aim to keep us within the limits of the carbon budget Applying logic it shows how illusory some of our policies are The weakest and broadest parts are those dedicated to reviewing possible solutions from carbon capture to geo engineering or where the uestions in point are too controversial for even starting to tackle them eg you cannot answer in a few paragraphs the uestion Is economic growth important? or address the limits of human rationalityA doubt I have about the accuracy of the carbon budget vs CO2 potential assumption is that the authors might not be fully taking into account how the carbon cycle works It is my understanding that roughly 50% of all the CO2 dumped into the atmosphere is absorbed by forests and oceans to a decreasing extent as oceans acidify and forests are turned into farmed land Factoring this in should stretch the carbon budget by a few yearsA new book expanding on the first two parts of this one and dropping its superficial social psychology considerations and unconvincing policy recommendations would definetely do justice to the tragic nature of the problem at hand