In This Issue
Summer Issue of The Bridge on Energy, the Environment, and Climate Change
July 3, 2015 Volume 45 Issue 2
Articles In This Issue
  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    First, I want to thank guest editor Bob Armstrong for assembling a superb issue on the challenges in moving forward to meet both the growing demand for energy and the growing concern of global warming and its impacts on the lives of those who do and who will inhabit the Earth.

    In this issue we ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorRobert C. Armstrong

    The Challenges of Meeting Energy Demands in Environmentally Responsible Ways

    Growing global energy demand, driven by population growth and rising standards of living in developing countries, suggests a global appetite for energy in 2050 roughly double that of today. At the same time, the IPCC ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorRobert B. Jackson, Pierre Friedlingstein, Josep G. Canadell, and Robbie M. Andrew

    Robert B. Jackson is Douglas Professor of Energy and Environment in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences and senior fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University. Pierre Friedlingstein is Chair in Mathematical Modelling of ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorAdam R. Brandt and Gabrielle Pétron

    Natural gas has many advantages as a fuel compared to coal and oil. It is abundant and can often be produced at low cost. It has significantly lower combustion emissions of numerous species including greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants (e.g., carbon monoxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide), heavy ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorNathan S. Lewis and Daniel G. Nocera

    Solar energy utilization poses a vexing conundrum: at present, we cannot afford to use it, but eventually we probably cannot afford not to use it. The promise rests in the unmatched size of the solar resource: more energy from the sun strikes the Earth in one hour than all of the energy consumed on ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorBrittany L. Guyer and Michael W. Golay

    As the harmful environmental effects of burning fossil fuels are increasingly recognized around the world, the carbon-free energy generated by nuclear power plants could support increased use of nuclear power. But the progress of the civilian nuclear power enterprise in the United States is at a ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorMichael W. Golay

    Climate change is coming surely and swiftly. Studies by atmospheric scientists indicate that substantial global warming (>2°C) is likely within about 60 years if current economic and energy consumption trends persist.1 Without a transition to a low-carbon energy economy within that ...

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    AuthorCharley Johnson

    An Interview with . . .

    Charley Johnson

    Ron Latanision (RML): Good morning, Charley. We’re so glad to talk with you. How are you? We understand you had some health issues.

    Charley Johnson (CJ): I’m fine. I’ve been accepted to a stem cell treatment for my hip and my knees.