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The Carbon Crunch

Dieter Helm


This book explains the causes of climate change and who is responsible for it. It shows that the emissions keep going up, and that nothing of substance has yet been achieved after more than two decades of effort. It is claimed that the energy sector can be converted from an overwhelmingly carbon-based one to almost zero carbon in the space of half a century, all at just a small cost, or even a profit, based on simplistic assumptions about economic growth and a new industrial revolution. The current industrial structures of all developed and most developing economies are overwhelmingly carbon-b ... More

Keywords: climate change, emissions, zero carbon, decarbonizing, economic crisis, R&D programme, carbon pricing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300186598
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300186598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Helm, author