Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate by James Rodger Fleming

By James Rodger Fleming

Because the alarm over international warming spreads, radical principles are taking carry: if cuts in greenhouse gasoline emissions are inadequate, let's use reflective nanoparticles to bop solar at once into area or release mirrors into orbit round the earth. shall we make clouds thicker and brighter or encompass Arctic sea ice with a big plastic flotilla. but whereas those proposals appear edgy and fascinating, they typically try out the bounds of medical danger and forget the political, moral, and social effects of weather administration. Revisiting over a century of efforts at climate and weather regulate, James Rodger Fleming exhibits what can occur while solving the sky turns into a perilous scan in pseudoscience.

Fleming's soaking up background is full of scientists, squaddies, and salesmen who're both the sufferers to hubris or have perpetuated historical climate and weather myths. Weaving jointly tales from elite technological know-how, state of the art know-how, and pop culture, Fleming examines problems with wellbeing and fitness and navigation within the 1830s, drought within the Eighteen Nineties, airplane defense within the Thirties, and global clash because the Forties. Killer hurricanes, ozone depletion, and international warming gas the fantasies of this day. in line with archival and first learn, Fleming's compelling and hugely unique tale speaks to somebody who has a stake in maintaining the planet.

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Cavanagh A, Wildgust N (2011) Pressurization and brine displacement issues for deep saline formation CO2 storage. Energy Procedia 4:4814–4821 26. van der Meer LGH, Egberts PJP (2008) A general method for calculating subsurface storage capacity. OTC Paper 19309 27. Bachu S (2015) Review of CO2 storage efficiency in deep saline aquifers. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control. 007 28. Buttinelli M, Procesi M, Cantucci B et al (2011) The geo-database of caprock quality and deep saline aquifers distribution for geological storage of CO2 in Italy.

Com V. com © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 V. N. 1007/978-3-319-27019-7_3 47 48 R. Shukla Potdar and V. e. the abandoned hydrocarbon reservoirs, brown oil field, saline reservoir, non-economic coal seams and shale formations, and basalt formations have been discussed by Dimri [8]. Saline formations provide excellent options for carbon sequestration as they are found in abundance all over the world and often in close vicinity to CO2 point sources. The concept is to inject captured and compressed CO2 into deep reservoir rocks which are capped by very low permeability seals such as layers of mudstones or shales.

The Po Plain area recently underwent a continuous subsidence which allowed the sedimentation of huge thicknesses (from few hundred meters on top of the shallowest buried anticlines 34 B. Cantucci et al. Fig. 1 Map of the CO2 storage capacity of reported examples (See Sect. 5). For each considered example, the maximum capacity (Gt) is indicated; only for USA & Canada the min and max capacity is listed to several thousand meters in the depocenters between the main thrust fronts; Fig. 2) of Plio-Quaternary foredeep terrigenous units [49, 50].

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