Navigation Links
Global warming and other environmental dangers may be solved by unlikely source -- space technology
Date:1/5/2010

News headlines are filled with discussion and debate emanating from the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. As expected, the majority of climate change discussion surrounding the conference has focused on traditional environmental measures - regulations to restrict carbon emissions, exploration of alternative energy sources, etc.

A new book Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth (Springer, $27.50) argues that solutions for many of the current environmental crises on Earth can be found in space technology. Traditionally, the environmental movement has often been at odds with space exploration and the space programs of various nations. However, Les Johnson, Gregory Matloff and C Bangs, the co-authors of Paradise Regained, explain that that division hampers potential space technology solutions for many of the pressing environmental issues on Earth.

In what may sound like science fiction, the authors of Paradise Regained offer several examples of space technology solutions for environmental crises on Earth. Those solutions include:

  • Space-based solar power plants to reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Extracting Helium 3 from the lunar soil and building a fusion reactor using Helium 3
  • Mining asteroids for resources

Online videos about Paradise Regained are available for viewing at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nI74GP9lSY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yes7-rPQSjI
http://www.youtube.com/user/BangsMatloff#play/all

About the authors:

Les Johnson, a physicist, is the Deputy Manager of the Advanced Concepts Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Gregory Matloff teaches astronomy and physics at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He has authored eight books and more than 100 scientific papers on many aspects of astronomy, astronautics and related fields.

Merging art and science, C Bangs's first funded work for NASA in 2001 was on the development of a radiation-resistant solar-photon holographic sail. Her subsequent work as a NASA faculty fellow was an amalgam of mythologies, science and hope for human evolution.


'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
2. Green skies: Engineers work may reduce jet travels role in global warming
3. Scientists in first global study of poison gas in the atmosphere
4. North Americas northernmost lake affected by global warming
5. IEEE-USA innovation forum will help prepare US tech leaders to prosper in a global marketplace
6. Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll
7. International team of scientists warns of climate changes impact on global river flow
8. Changing the global dietary environment
9. Global deal fuels QUTs world-changing research
10. NIH hosts event to launch Council of Science Editors global theme issue
11. Agricultural soil erosion is not adding to global warming
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2017)... Report Highlights The global biosurgery ... billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate ... Includes - An overview of the global market for ... from 2015 and 2016, and projections of compound annual ... market on the basis of product type, source, application, ...
(Date:2/6/2017)... According to Acuity Market Intelligence, ongoing ... to continue to embrace biometric and digital identification ... Border Control (ABC) eGates and 1436 Automated Passport ... 163 ports of entry across the globe. Deployments ... combined CAGR of 37%. APC Kiosks reached 75% ...
(Date:2/2/2017)... , Feb. 2, 2017  EyeLock LLC, a ... a new white paper " What You Should Know ... problem of ensuring user authenticity is a growing concern. ... authentication of users. However, traditional authentication schemes such as ... Biometric authentication offers an elegant solution to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... Scientists propose in Nature blocking ... Gaucher and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases as a ... current therapies. An international research team led ... also included investigators from the University of Lübeck in ... 22. The study was conducted in mouse models of ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ProMIS Neurosciences (“ProMIS” or ... neurodegenerative diseases, today announced it has issued a scientific white paper entitled “Results ... a series of commentaries from ProMIS’s scientific team offering insight into the Company’s ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... LabRoots , the leading provider of ... world, is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship for young scientists ... , This merit-based scholarship is open to all high school seniors, 17 years or ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 22, 2017 Origin (Origin Agritech, LLC, a subsidiary of ... provider, and Arcadia (Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., NASDAQ: ... commercializes agricultural productivity traits and nutritional products, today announced their collaboration ... developed in China to the ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology: