7. Fossil Legacy

  1. Dr. Nicola Armaroli1 and
  2. Prof. Vincenzo Balzani2

Published Online: 14 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633593.ch7

Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

How to Cite

Armaroli, N. and Balzani, V. (2010) Fossil Legacy, in Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633593.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ist. ISOF/CNR, Molecular Photoscience Group, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    Dept. of Chemistry G. Ciamician, University of Bologna, Via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325405

Online ISBN: 9783527633593

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Keywords:

  • fossil fuel;
  • carbon cycle;
  • climate change;
  • greenhouse effect;
  • air pollution;
  • geoengineering;
  • acid precipitations;
  • carbon dioxide;
  • global warming;
  • externalities;
  • nitrogen cycle;
  • sulfur cycle;
  • soil pollution;
  • water pollution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Energy Dark Sides

  • Alteration of the Carbon Cycle by Fossil Fuel Combustion

  • Anthropogenic Climate Change

  • Air Pollution and Global Warming

  • Counterbalancing our Climate Influence

  • Putting a Limit to CO2

  • Air Pollution and Human Health

  • Land and Water Degradation

  • So, What?