Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

Julie Kerr

August 18, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 462 Pages
ISBN 9781498774390 - CAT# K29613


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  • Discusses sources of energy and their impact on the environment
  • Addresses climate change’s multiple dimensions and considerations for the future
  • Explains how to successfully create a sustainable environment that is equitable and fair globally
  • Includes social and economic sustainability dimensions
  • Reaches across diverse sectors of society and global culture to link both topics and offer new insights for practical solutions


The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s climate, and what that means for life on earth now and in the future. They will also have a firm understanding of what energy is and how it can be used. This text intends to develop working knowledge of these topics, with both technical and social implications. Students will find in one volume the integration and careful treatment of climate, energy, and sustainability.