Feature Article

Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 2-11

First online:

Challenge of global climate change: Prospects for a new energy paradigm

  • Michael B. McelroyAffiliated withSchool of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University Email author 

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Perspectives on the challenge posed by potential future climate change are presented including a discussion of prospects for carbon capture followed either by sequestration or reuse including opportunities for alternatives to the use of oil in the transportation sector. The potential for wind energy as an alternative to fossil fuel energy as a source of electricity is outlined including the related opportunities for cost effective curtailment of future growth in emissions of CO2.


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