Whole Earth Discipline

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143118285
Release Date: 2010-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses the ways in which climate change will affect the next half century and explores such topics as the green potential of cities, the virtues of nuclear engineering, and the sustainability of genetically modified crops.

Why We Need Nuclear Power

Author: Michael H. Fox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199344574
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: Business & Economics

"Makes a case for nuclear energy as a clean-energy solution."--

Experiment Earth

Author: Jack Stilgoe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317909132
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Experiments in geoengineering – intentionally manipulating the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming – have become the focus of a vital debate about responsible science and innovation. Drawing on three years of sociological research working with scientists on one of the world’s first major geoengineering projects, this book examines the politics of experimentation. Geoengineering provides a test case for rethinking the responsibilities of scientists and asking how science can take better care of the futures that it helps bring about. This book gives students, researchers and the general reader interested in the place of science in contemporary society a compelling framework for future thinking and discussion.