Last updated on: 12/5/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Windows to the Universe Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Climate Change – What We Can Do

Improved supply and distribution efficiency; fuel switching from coal to gas; nuclear power; renewable heat and power (hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy); combined heat and power; early applications of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS, e.g. storage of removed CO2 from natural gas)…

There doesn’t appear to be a shortage of steps that we can take to reduce our carbon emissions, but there is no single fix.”

“What Can We Do?,” www.windows.ucar.edu (accessed Dec. 5, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public. Windows to the Universe has been in development since 1995…”

“About Windows to the Universe,” www.windows.ucar.edu (accessed Dec. 5, 2008)

Mission:

“Our goal is to build an internet site that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience.”

“About Windows to the Universe,” www.windows.ucar.edu (accessed Dec. 5, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are Greenhouse Gases?