Contribution to Books
Handbook of Environment and Waste Management - Volume 3: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control
Excessive concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) leading to climate change are one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. In order to understand and combat this problem, it is necessary to develop an understanding of the physical nature of the greenhouse effect, identify the most significant GHGs (including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and others), and evaluate the sources of and sinks for each one. The global carbon cycle will be discussed, as will the methods of reducing the impact of anthropogenic GHG emissions through a combination of sequestration atmospheric carbon in alternative carbon pools and by the adoption of less carbon-intensive energy sources such as biofuels, wind, and solar power.
Hung, Y.-T., & Toney, A. M. (2020). Greenhouse Gases. In HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control (pp. 531-554), May 2020.