In Fueling the Planet: The Past, Present, and Future of Energy, esteemed professor and scientist Michael B. McElroy (Harvard University) provides an environmental expert’s knowledge toward understanding how and where the many types of energy we use today became available and what the future may hold for modern societies and their energy needs. Professor McElroy provides a realistic look at the primary sources of energy and a fact-based view of what practical alternatives to traditional energy exist and are being developed. Throughout, he pays close attention to the “human factor” involved in the energy equation.
Michael B. McElroy is the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies at Harvard University. He was appointed Director of the Harvard University Center for Environment in 2001 and leads an interdisciplinary study on the implications of China’s rapid industrial development for the local, regional, and global environment. McElroy is also the author of numerous books including The Atmospheric Environment: Effects of Human Activity and Energy: Perspectives, Problems, and Prospects. Professor McElroy also recorded Global Warming, Global Threat for the Modern Scholar series in 2003.