Energy and climate vision for the future michael b mcelroy the author avoids sensationalizing the topic as many books in the genre do and instead uses rationality and practical arguments to outline the importance of taking climate change seriously. In energy and climate vision for the future mcelroy provides a broad and comprehensive introduction to the issue of energy and climate change intended to be accessible for the general reader the book includes chapters on energy basics a discussion of the contemporary energy systems of the us and china and two chapters that engage the . The overall goal is to develop a vision for a more sustainable environmental future one in which energy is supplied not by climate altering fossil fuels but rather by zero carbon alternatives such as wind solar hydro geothermal tidal and nuclear. It highlights the energy related problems we confront today with particular emphasis on air pollution on the threat of global climate change on the hazards of nuclear proliferation and on the risks to national security imposed by our increasing reliance on imported sources of oil. This course provides an introduction to the modern energy system from reliance on fossil fuels coal oil and natural gas to the development of the ability to tap the energy contained in the nucleus energy from wind solar and hydroelectric power it discusses the important historical advances
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