This free course is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the exhaust systems of motor vehicles in order to reduce the emissions of primary pollutants: carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, including hydrocarbons. Discussion of the various effects of these pollutants and the consequent introduction and refinement of 'automotive emission regulations' has not been included, nor is there a look forward to future research trends.
Alex Kirby from Climate News Network informs us that a panel of international climate scientists says the world has only until 2050 to become a zero-carbon society − and discusses how the rewards for doing so would be immense.
Director of the Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing Jaspat Agatsiva describes the work he undertakes; from his day job assessing and mapping land use in Kenya, to being chairman of the Greenhouse gas emissions inventories for the country
With global warming and climate change increasing, what can we do to tackle this problem? This album explores the economics of lowering carbon emissions and how Britain is tackling this problem, through expert analysis and opinions on carbon taxes, carbon reduction, renewable energy and environmental damage. This material forms part of The Open University course DD309 Doing economics: people, markets and policy.