Oil, Water and Climate
By (author) Catherine Gautier
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Oil, Water and Climate by Catherine Gautier
Book DescriptionToday's oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. Climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the excelerated exploitation of our natural resources. Therefore, anxieties over energy, water, and climate security are at an all-time high. Global action is needed now in order to address this set of urgent challenges and to avoid putting the future of our civilization at risk. This book examines the powerful interconnections that link energy, water, climate and population, exploring viable options in addressing these issues collectively. Difficult political decisions and major reforms in resource governance, policies, market forces, and use are needed and this book provides excellent introductory material to begin to understand and to address these problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521709194
(253mm x 177mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Catherine Gautier
Catherine Gautier (Doctorat Es Science in Physics/Meteorology, Universite de Paris, 1984) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Gautier is the former Director of the Institute for Computational Earth System Science and current Head of the Earth Space Research Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She co-edited with Jean-Louis Fellous Comprendre le changement climatique (2007).
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