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Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels: adapting to uncertainty

Abstract

If present scientific information is reasonable, the world is likely to experience noticeable global warming by the beginning of the next century if high annual growth rates of fossil-fuel energy use continue. Only with optimistic assumptions and low growth rates will carbon-dioxide-induced temperature increases be held below 2/sup 0/C or so over the next century. Conservation, flexible energy choices, and control options could lessen the potential effects of carbon dioxide. Though perhaps impractical from the standpoint of costs and efficiency losses, large coastal centralized facilities would be the most amenable to carbon dioxide control and disposal. Yet no country can control carbon dioxide levels unilaterally. The USA, however, which currently contributes over a quarter of all fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions and possesses a quarter of the world's coal resources, could provide a much needed role in leadership, research and education. 70 references.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-07-005774; EDB-81-115994
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Policy; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 8:4
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; CARBON DIOXIDE; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; FOSSIL FUELS; TRANSFRONTIER POLLUTION; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; THERMAL POLLUTION; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; COOPERATION; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 200202 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Waste Management- Noxious Gas & Particulate Emissions
OSTI ID:
6236773
Research Organizations:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ENPYA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 318-330
Announcement Date:
Oct 01, 1981

Citation Formats

Chen, K, Winter, R C, and Bergman, M K. Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels: adapting to uncertainty. United Kingdom: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1016/0301-4215(80)90108-1.
Chen, K, Winter, R C, & Bergman, M K. Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels: adapting to uncertainty. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0301-4215(80)90108-1.
Chen, K, Winter, R C, and Bergman, M K. 1980. "Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels: adapting to uncertainty." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0301-4215(80)90108-1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0301-4215(80)90108-1.
@misc{etde_6236773,
title = {Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels: adapting to uncertainty}
author = {Chen, K, Winter, R C, and Bergman, M K}
abstractNote = {If present scientific information is reasonable, the world is likely to experience noticeable global warming by the beginning of the next century if high annual growth rates of fossil-fuel energy use continue. Only with optimistic assumptions and low growth rates will carbon-dioxide-induced temperature increases be held below 2/sup 0/C or so over the next century. Conservation, flexible energy choices, and control options could lessen the potential effects of carbon dioxide. Though perhaps impractical from the standpoint of costs and efficiency losses, large coastal centralized facilities would be the most amenable to carbon dioxide control and disposal. Yet no country can control carbon dioxide levels unilaterally. The USA, however, which currently contributes over a quarter of all fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions and possesses a quarter of the world's coal resources, could provide a much needed role in leadership, research and education. 70 references.}
doi = {10.1016/0301-4215(80)90108-1}
journal = {Energy Policy; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {8:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1980}
month = {Dec}
}