Book ID: CBB189630195

La storia dell'energia nell'avventura umana: il costo del progresso e l'illusione dell'energia pulita (2024)

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Fabrizio Mani (Author)


Firenze University Press
Publication date: 2024
Language: Italian


Publication Date: 2024
Physical Details: 225 pp.

Energy is the engine of human progress and human history is marked by the quantity and characteristics of available resources. In the last century, with the world population quadrupling and the use of new technologies, energy consumption has accelerated dramatically. The combustion of fossil fuels has increased the concentration of "greenhouse gases" and caused global temperatures to rise, resulting in climate change. Europe, a leader in the fight against climate change, has a modest influence globally, and it is illusory to think that there are now effective solutions that can be shared by all countries for resolving environmental problems quickly. Certainly, electric cars are not the answer. We will therefore have to adapt to the effects of climate change for many decades to come, even if scientific progress discovers energy systems which are unlimited and "cleaner" than today.

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Authors & Contributors
Bouvier, Yves
Brown, Marilyn A
Ekerholm, Helena
Högselius, Per
Hommels, Anique
Kaijser, Arne
Journals
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
Business History Review
Environmental History
Science as Culture
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Publishers
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
MIT Press
Springer
University of Minnesota Press
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Concepts
Energy resources and technologies
Energy consumption
Technology and society
Climate change
Technology and economics
Public policy
People
Kerr, Roy Patrick
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
Places
Sweden
Brazil
Berlin (Germany)
China
Denmark
Europe
Institutions
Du Pont Company
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