Friday, 4 October 2013
These books are relevant nowadays. Aside from being my personal reference materials in teaching Environmental Engineering at the university, these books provide updated ideas in combating climate change. Happy Go Local (Linsly Donnelly) features interviews and tops from professionals in the sustainable movement; Ten Technologies (Chris Goodall) provides the technologies that significantly reduce emission or extract large volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; Clean Tech Revolution ( Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder) also highlights eight major clean-technologies: solar energy, wind power, biofuels/biomaterials, green buildings, personal transportation, the smart grid, mobile applications, and water filtration; and finally Climate Change: The Challenge To All of Us (Sean McDonagh) explains on how the churches have responded to global warming.
It is very important to note that Ten Technologies identifies and explores in improving the planet's carbon sinks through our soils and forests, efficient homes, and fuel cells - the best available repository for excess carbon resulting from mankind's action.