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Deep Future

Author : Curt Stager
ISBN : 1429990236
Genre : Science
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title A bold, far-reaching look at how our actions will decide the planet's future for millennia to come. Imagine a planet where North American and Eurasian navies are squaring off over shipping lanes through an acidified, ice-free Arctic. Centuries later, their northern descendants retreat southward as the recovering sea freezes over again. And later still, future nations plan how to avert an approaching Ice Age... by burning what remains of our fossil fuels. These are just a few of the events that are likely to befall Earth and human civilization in the next 100,000 years. And it will be the choices we make in this century that will affect that future more than those of any previous generation. We are living at the dawn of the Age of Humans; the only question is how long that age will last. Few of us have yet asked, "What happens after global warming?" Drawing upon the latest, groundbreaking works of a handful of climate visionaries, Curt Stager's Deep Future helps us look beyond 2100 a.d. to the next hundred millennia of life on Earth.
Category: Science

Future Needs In Deep Submergence Science

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309091145
Genre : Science
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Deep-diving manned submersibles, such as Alvin, which gained worldwide fame when researchers used it to reach the wreck of the Titanic, have helped advance deep-ocean science. But many scholars in this field have noted that the number and capabilities of today's underwater vehicles no longer meet current scientific demands. At the same time, the relative value of manned and unmanned vehicles is often disputed. The report finds that new submersibles -- both manned and unmanned -- that are more capable than those in the current fleet are needed and would be of great value to the advancement of ocean research.
Category: Science

Deep Water The Gulf Oil Disaster And The Future Of Offshore Drilling Report To The President January 2011

Author : National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril
ISBN : 016087372X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas—the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future. The Commission’s report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions—changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology—required as industry moves forward to meet the nation’s energy needs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Deep Future

Author : Stephen Baxter
ISBN : 0575071958
Genre : Cosmology
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Beginning with an in-depth look at what the 21st century might bring in the way of technological advances and an examination of our past efforts to gain the future (the Apollo programme and the Space Shuttle) DEEP FUTURE takes you on a dizzying ride to the limits of time and space and looks at how mankind might overcome the unavoidable limitations of a physical universe and win the deep future. Only a writer as imaginatively gifted as Stephen Baxter could present a future history of mankind that incorporates space-faring genetically modified squid and the mining of black holes. DEEP FUTURE is a vivid travelogue of both the distant future and the far reaches of a solar system we must colonise and a galaxy we simply must inherit in order to survive. The logic of a vast universe in which we seem to be alone could be grim but in Baxter¿s hands the deep future is our only possible refuge. Even the chapter which charts how nature will leave us behind if we fail is a beautifully atmospheric cautionary tale.
Category: Cosmology

Deep Futures

Author : Doug Cocks
ISBN : 0868404934
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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What is the future of humanity? Will we survive this century and, if we do, how well will we survive into the next millennium? This text addresses these questions, looking at what has been forseen by serious future-gazers and scientists for the prospects of the human and post-human lineage.
Category: Civilization, Modern

Deep Future

Author : Eric Brown
ISBN : 9781587153358
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Deep Future

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ISBN : OCLC:779467911
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Future Information Engineering And Manufacturing Science

Author : Dawei Zheng
ISBN : 9781315760759
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.60 MB
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The 2014 International Conference on Future Information Engineering and Manufacturing Science (FIEMS 2014) was held June 26-27 in Beijing, China. The objective of FIEMS 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Information Engineering and Manufacturing Science. The program consisted of invited sessions and technical workshops and discussions with eminent speakers, and contributions to this proceedings volume cover a wide range of topics in Information Engineering and Manufacturing Science.
Category: Computers

Understanding Earth S Deep Past

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309209151
Genre : Science
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There is little dispute within the scientific community that humans are changing Earth's climate on a decadal to century time-scale. By the end of this century, without a reduction in emissions, atmospheric CO2 is projected to increase to levels that Earth has not experienced for more than 30 million years. As greenhouse gas emissions propel Earth toward a warmer climate state, an improved understanding of climate dynamics in warm environments is needed to inform public policy decisions. In Understanding Earth's Deep Past, the National Research Council reports that rocks and sediments that are millions of years old hold clues to how the Earth's future climate would respond in an environment with high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Understanding Earth's Deep Past provides an assessment of both the demonstrated and underdeveloped potential of the deep-time geologic record to inform us about the dynamics of the global climate system. The report describes past climate changes, and discusses potential impacts of high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases on regional climates, water resources, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and the cycling of life-sustaining elements. While revealing gaps in scientific knowledge of past climate states, the report highlights a range of high priority research issues with potential for major advances in the scientific understanding of climate processes. This proposed integrated, deep-time climate research program would study how climate responded over Earth's different climate states, examine how climate responds to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and clarify the processes that lead to anomalously warm polar and tropical regions and the impact on marine and terrestrial life. In addition to outlining a research agenda, Understanding Earth's Deep Past proposes an implementation strategy that will be an invaluable resource to decision-makers in the field, as well as the research community, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and college professors and students.
Category: Science