Climate Change and Energy Options for a Sustainable Future

Publication Type:

Books

Source:

World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, p.364 (2021)

URL:

https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/12187

Keywords:

Climate Change, energy options, environment protection, pollution, sustainable development

Abstract:

<p>The signs of global warming can be seen everywhere — hotter summers, frequent heavy rains, prolonged droughts, more severe forest fires, fiercer storms (including snow storms) and cyclones, as well as melting polar ice caps. Our indiscriminate actions are raising the spectre of millions of climate refugees who are victims of battles for water, crops, fish, and so on. It is poignant that the poorer countries, that are the least equipped to face these calamities have contributed the least to global warming, but are the worst hit.</p>
<p>Only a concerted effort from the entire world by a rapid transition to renewable, clean and green energy sources, while checking wastage, deforestation and pollution, and a genuine adjustment in lifestyles towards moderation can avert the Earth, the only habitable planet we know, from turning into a hothouse.</p>