Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction to Climate Change Mitigation

    1. Maximilian Lackner, Wei-Yin Chen, Toshio Suzuki
      Pages 1-9
  3. Section 1 Scientific Evidences of Climate Change and Societal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Karen Pittel, Dirk Rübbelke, Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher
      Pages 89-120
    3. David J. Rutherford, Eric Thomas Weber
      Pages 121-159
    4. Kristen Alley Swain
      Pages 161-195
    5. Roger Raufer, Sudha Iyer
      Pages 235-275
    6. Itziar Martínez de Alegría Mancisidor, M. Azucena Vicente Molina, Macarena Larrea Basterra
      Pages 277-318
  4. Section 2 Impact of Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Yoshihiro Fujii
      Pages 411-431
    3. David H. Reed
      Pages 505-530
    4. Anne Nyatichi Omambia, Ceven Shemsanga, Ivonne Andrea Sanchez Hernandez
      Pages 571-620

About this book


There is a mounting consensus that human behavior is changing the global climate and its consequence could be catastrophic. Reducing the 24 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from stationary and mobile sources is a gigantic task involving both technological challenges and monumental financial and societal costs. The pursuit of sustainable energy resources, environment, and economy has become a complex issue of global scale that affects the daily life of every citizen of the world. The present mitigation activities range from energy conservation, carbon-neutral energy conversions, carbon advanced combustion process that produce no greenhouse gases and that enable carbon capture and sequestion, to other advanced technologies. From its causes and impacts to its solutions, the issues surrounding climate change involve multidisciplinary science and technology. This handbook will provide a single source of this information. The book will be divided into the following sections: Scientific Evidence of Climate Change and Societal Issues, Impacts of Climate Change, Energy Conservation, Alternative Energies, Advanced Combustion, Advanced Technologies, and Education and Outreach.


Advanced Combustion Alternative Energies Climate Change% Climatic Change Emissions% Energy Conservation Fuel Cells Precipitation Sustainability mitigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei-Yin Chen
    • 1
  • John Seiner
    • 2
  • Toshio Suzuki
    • 3
  • Maximilian Lackner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MississippiMississippiUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Physical AcousticsUniversity of MississippiMississippiUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Advanced IndustrialScience and Technology (AIST)NagoyaJapan
  4. 4.The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna)WienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7990-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7991-9
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