Skip to Main Content

Confronting the climate-energy challenge

Daniel P. Schrag
Confronting the climate-energy challenge (in Energy; a geoscience perspective, Allison M. Macfarlane (editor))
Elements (June 2007) 3 (3): 171-178


Combustion of coal, oil, and gas has raised the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to levels higher than they have been for millions of years. A brief review of the history of Earth's climate puts the next hundred years in its natural context, suggesting that most predictions based on climate models may be underestimating the problem. Reducing risks of future climate change requires changes in existing energy systems. These changes will be in three areas: increasing energy efficiency, increasing the stock of non-fossil energy generation, and adopting technologies for capturing and storing carbon dioxide from fossil fuels.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Confronting the climate-energy challenge
Title: Energy; a geoscience perspective
Author(s): Schrag, Daniel P.
Author(s): Macfarlane, Allison M.editor
Affiliation: Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Affiliation: George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Fairfax, VA, United States
Pages: 171-178
Published: 200706
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2007-113980
Categories: Environmental geologyEconomic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200722
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal