Vision 2050

Vision 2050

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Hiroshi Komiyama's qVision 2050q is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions and solid scientific concepts to create a vision that makes the living standards enjoyed by developed countries today possible for all people by 2050. qVision 2050q is built upon three fundamental principles a€“ increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources a€“ and the book argues for the technological potential of all three. Specifically, Komiyama envisions a three-fold increase in overall energy efficiency and a doubling of renewable energy resources by 2050. qVision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earthq is written to address the concerned citizen as well as to inspire an exchange of ideas among experts, policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public.So one way we can reduce the cooling load is to raise the thermostat setting; in fact, we can reduce the cooling load to zero by ... However, the focus of this book is on the role technology can play in achieving a sustainable society. ... In houses in Northern Europe and Canada, where the winters are severe, many ingenious devices for insulation are employed. ... flowing out through a thin plate of metal, we can use the warm inside air to heat the cold outside air as it flows into the house.

Title:Vision 2050
Author: Hiroshi Komiyama, Steven Kraines
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-08-07

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