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Climate Change, Energy Use, and Sustainability : Diagnosis by YOSHITSUGU HAYASHI, Tetsuzo Yasunari, Hiroshi Kanzawa,

By YOSHITSUGU HAYASHI, Tetsuzo Yasunari, Hiroshi Kanzawa, Hirokazu Kato

This booklet is an consequence of the symposium “Towards Earth pleasant Use of assets and Energy,” geared up by way of the Nagoya college heart of Excellence application “From Earth process technology to easy and medical Environmental stories” and provides papers by means of 4 eminent researchers. 1) Syukuro Manabe, who was once venerated in 2008 by way of the Earth corridor of reputation Kyoto, including Ms. Maathai and Ms. Brundtland, describes the mechanisms of utmost climate, drought, and flood that have been attributable to weather swap because of CO2 emissions. 2) Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, co-chair of the membership of Rome, describes “Factor four and five” options comparable to technological growth and remodeling socioeconomic structures, e.g. taxation, and stresses the significance of humanity. three) Hans-Peter Dürr, ex-president of the Max Planck Physics Institute as a successor of Heisenberg, explains the mechanism of a residing Earth sustained by means of amassed strength assets supplied via the sunlight. He clarifies some extent on keeping the dynamic balance of minerals and lifestyles in the world. four) Shohei Yonemoto, a widely known political scientist targeting sustainability, explains environmental politics and why the IPCC and UNFCCC framework have been proven in keeping with precaution ideas. He places ahead a brand new suggestion known as futurology, which considers inhabitants and nutrition difficulties from a Malthusian perspective and accommodates them into matters equivalent to weather switch and ordinary mess ups. This e-book is written and in line with an easy yet concrete notion and offers the readers with an opportunity to contemplate the form of destiny Earth.

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But from the viewpoint of biodiversity, this is wrong. , as shown in the right photo, are just an ecological nightmare. In Germany, photovoltaic power generation has also been increasingly promoted. As shown in the upper left photo of Fig. 12, even a photovoltaic power plant as large as an airport has been built. This is wrong. The situation is the same for wind power. Look at the rows of wind turbines in the upper right photo of Fig. 12. Is this what we want Germany to be like in the future? When I was a parliament member, I was involved in establishing the Feed-in Tariff law.

2 Fossil Fuels Are the Accumulation of Energy Provided by the Sun We have a question here. ” Part goes into the clouds in the sky, and again changes into heat, and the heat goes back to space as radiation. Part penetrates the ground. Considering the rule that what comes in goes out, we have a discovery. Part of the energy goes into the soil, and it is caught there. As you know, there are various types of energy that we use. 4 shows the energy provided by the sun. Man cultivates land, using horses.

If we want to gain the same level of wealth without using nuclear power or burning highly dangerous methane hydrate, this option becomes extremely difficult. How about CO2 capture and storage (CCS)? It is of course possible to capture and store CO2. But as shown in Fig. 10, it requires enormous cost to dig sufficiently deep into the Earth, and to store CO2. We must call it a crazy idea. How about bio-fuels? In Germany, we can see many large maize fields extending as shown in the left photo of Fig.

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