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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Edition

In the roughly three years since the First Edition of this book appeared, the world has become increasingly alarmed about the consequences of global climate change. The debate over the causes of the documented warming of the planet has essentially come to an end. Attention is focused on collective actions that must be taken now to slow, or reverse, the rising temperatures and to stabilize the situation as soon as possible.

So-called “greenhouse gases” such as carbon dioxide have been identified as the main contributors to global warming. Since the dawn of the Industrial Age some two hundred years ago, humans have been mining and converting carbon, in the form of hydrocarbons stored for millions ...

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