Assigned Reading

The following readings are to be completed during the semester:

Nocera, D. G. “On the Future of Global Energy.” Daedalus 135, no. 4 (Fall 2006): 112-115.

Socolow, R. H., and S. W. Pacala. “A Plan to Keep Carbon in Check.” Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 50-59.

Stix, G. “A Climate Repair Manual.” Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 46-49.

Heywood, J. B. “Fueling our Transportation Future.” Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 60-63.

Jochem, E. K. “An Efficient Solution.” Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 64-67.

Kammen, D. M. “The Rise of Renewable Energy.” Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 84-93.

Hansen, J., S. Makiko, R. Ruedy, K. Lo, D. W. Lea, and M. Medina-Elizade. “Global Temperature Change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States 103, no. 39 (September 26, 2006): 14288-14293.

Fairley, P. “China’s Coal Future.” Technology Review 110, no. 1 (January 2007): 56-61.

Sterman, J. D., and L. B. Sweeney. “Understanding Public Complacency About Climate Change: Adults’ Mental Models of Climate Change Violate Consideration of Matter.” Climatic Change 80, nos. 3-4 (February 2007): 213-238.

Voss, D. “Hitting the Natural-gas Jackpot.” Technology Review 104, no. 1 (January 2002): 68-72.

IPCC, 2007. Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change_._ Edited by Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K. B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H. L. Miller. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Worldwatch Institute. State of the World 2003. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2003, pp. 110-129. ISBN: 9780393051735.

Goodstein, D. L. Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005, pp. 41-56. ISBN: 9780393326475.

Additional Texts

Excerpts from the following text books will also be assigned:

Fenn, J. B. Engines, Energy, and Entropy: A Primer. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1982. ISBN: 9780716712817.

Buy at MIT Press Tester, J. W., E. M. Drake, M. J. Driscoll, M. W. Golay, and W. A. Peters. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780262201537.

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