Chapter 2. Energy, Carbon Balance and Global Climate Change

  1. Edward I. Newman

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698723.ch2

Applied Ecology and Environmental Management, Second Edition

Applied Ecology and Environmental Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Newman, E. I. (2000) Energy, Carbon Balance and Global Climate Change, in Applied Ecology and Environmental Management, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470698723.ch2

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632042654

Online ISBN: 9780470698723

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Keywords:

  • chlorophyll-containing plants and microorganisms;
  • solar energy;
  • photosynthesis;
  • burning fossil fuels;
  • carbon dioxide

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Questions

  • Background Science

  • Solar Radiation and Primary Production

  • Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Balance of the World

  • The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

  • Can Living Things be used to Reduce Atmospheric CO2?

  • Response Of Plants to Increased Atmospheric CO2

  • Response of Living Things to Future Climate Change

  • Conclusions

  • Further Reading