• Science

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

A Guide to the Debate
Author: Andrew Dessler,Edward A. Parson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486535
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9387
The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary.

    • Science

Global Climate Change

A Primer
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey Jr.,Keith C. Pilkey,Mary Edna Fraser
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822351099
Category: Science
Page: 142
View: 9918
An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands takes on climate change deniers in an outstanding and much-needed primer on the science of global change and its effects.


The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change

Key Actors in International Climate Cooperation
Author: Guri Bang,Arild Underdal,teinar Andresen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784714933
Page: 224
View: 8498
Why are some countries more willing and able than others to engage in climate change mitigation? The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change compiles insights from experts in comparative politics and international relations to describe and explain climate policy trajectories of seven key actors: Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Using a common conceptual framework, the authors find that ambitious climate policy change is limited by stable material parameters and that governmental supply of mitigation policies meet (or even exceed) societal demand in most cases. Given the important roles that the seven actors play in addressing global climate change, the book’s in-depth comparative analysis will help readers assess the prospects for a new and more effective international climate agreement for 2020 and beyond.

    • Nature

Global Climate Change

Turning Knowledge Into Action
Author: David E. Kitchen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315506637
Category: Nature
Page: 456
View: 3857
The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate change themes. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, acclaimed educator and researcher, David Kitchen, examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping students with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.

    • Business & Economics

Discourses of Global Climate Change

Apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms
Author: Jonas Anshelm,Martin Hultman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317671058
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 202
View: 5999
This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons that contribute to the worldwide environmental debate. The book identifies and analyses four globally circulated discourses that call for very different action to be taken to achieve sustainability: Industrial fatalism, Green Keynesianism, Eco-socialism and Climate scepticism. Drawing on risk society and post-political theory, it elaborates concepts such as industrial modern masculinity and ecomodern utopia, exploring how it is possible to reconcile apocalyptic framing to the dominant discourse of political conservatism. This highly original and detailed study focuses on opinion leaders and the way discourses are framed in the climate change debate, making it valuable reading for students and scholars of environmental communication and media, global environmental policy, energy research and sustainability.

    • Law

Global Climate Change and U.S. Law

Author: Michael Gerrard
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318164
Category: Law
Page: 754
View: 4024
Global Climate Change and U.S. Law provides comprehensive coverage of the country's law as it relates to global climate change. After a summary of the factual and scientific background, Part I outlines the international and national legal framework of climate change regulation and associated litigation. Part II describes emerging regional, state and local actions, and includes a 50-state survey. Part III covers issues of concern to corporations, including disclosure, fiduciary duties, insurance, and subsidies. Part IV examines the legal aspects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as voluntary efforts, emissions trading, and carbon sequestration. Global Climate Change and U.S. Law includes key resource aids, including a glossary of climate related terms; a list of acronyms; extensive endnotes; and a comprehensive index.

    • Nature

Global Climate Change

Author: Horace M. Karling
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560729990
Category: Nature
Page: 205
View: 774
Now that the Bush Administration has kiboshed the Kyoto Protocol, are efforts to curtail global warming dead? Are even more technical studies called for? The issue of global warming would appear to be one which will force pollution control even before the public will need to walk around with gas masks as part of their daily attire. Such controls, however, will require a gutsy administration in Washington which may not surface in the short run. This new book brings presents the issues of global climate change in a crystal clear manner leaving no doubt that a crisis is enveloping the world.

    • Psychology

Global Climate Change

Author: Paul McCaffrey
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
View: 3749
Examining the ongoing changes in Earth's climate, this book explores causes, arguments for and against the existence of global warming, and what the future may hold.

    • Science

Global Climate Change

Convergence of Disciplines
Author: Arnold Jeffrey Bloom
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Category: Science
Page: 398
View: 5147
Mark Twain's comment that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it no longer applies: human activities have altered the global climate, and governments are having to act now to avoid more extreme perturbations. Global Climate Change examines the factors responsible for global climate change and the geophysical, biological, economic, legal, and cultural consequences of such changes. The book highlights the complexity of decision-making under uncertainty, contrasting the methods that various disciplines employ to evaluate past and future conditions

    • Political Science

International Relations and Global Climate Change

Author: Urs Luterbacher,Detlef F. Sprinz
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621496
Category: Political Science
Page: 343
View: 3591
An overview of the major theoretical and methodological approaches to global climate change and international relations.

    • Science

The Global Climate Change

A Coordinated Response by Electrochemistry and Solid-State Science and Technology : Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Electrochemist
Author: Andrzej Więckowski,Eric W. Brooman
Publisher: The Electrochemical Society
ISBN: 9781566772877
Category: Science
Page: 280
View: 1157

    • Science

Global Climate Change

Author: Sharon L. Spray,Karen Leah McGlothlin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742522213
Category: Science
Page: 174
View: 6862
This collection of essays is designed to introduce students to the topic of global climate change from multidisciplinary perspectives. It begins with the premise that global warming is occurring and climate change poses a threat to our natural environment and the health of future generations. The contributors approach the topic with the belief that the more knowledgeable students are about the topic, the better equipped they will be for meeting the challenge of changing global climate.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dictionary of Global Climate Change

Author: W.J. Maunder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461568412
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 258
View: 6143
Climate, climate change, climate fluctuations and climatic trends are only a few of the terms used today, in not only conferences, scientific symposia and workshops, but also parliaments and in discussions throughout society. To climatologists these terms may be well known; to the vast majority of people, however, they are new, and they require definition and explanation. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) inherited an interest and involvement in the studies of climate and climate change from its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization (IMo), which was established in 1873. By 1929 the IMO had set up a Commission for Climatology to deal with matters related to climate studies. When, in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization assumed the mantle of the IMO, it retained the commission which, among other responsibilities, had already recognized the need for the definition and explana tion of terms used in climatology. It must also be said that much of what we now know about climate derives from the scientific and technical programmes co ordinated by IMO and now, to a much greater extent, by WMO. In 1979, the First World Climate Conference made an assessment of the status of knowledge of climate and climate variability, and recommended the establishment of a World Climate Programme. This recommendation was fully endorsed by the Eighth World Meteorological Congress, and the World Climate Programme was subse quently established by WMO in co-operation with the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

    • Technology & Engineering

Observing Global Climate Change

Author: Kyrill Ya Kondratyev,Arthur P. Cracknell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135749159
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
View: 6883
This collaborative book aims to offer a comprehensive introduction to global climate, the way it is currently changing, the role of earth, air and satellite observation and monitoring, and subsequent climate modelling. It focuses on the interaction between natural and anthropogenic human- made change factors. The book emphasizes the importance of capturing climatic data and the use of that data in computer-based climatic modelling.

    • Medical

Global Climate Change and Human Health

From Science to Practice
Author: George Luber,Jay Lemery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118505573
Category: Medical
Page: 672
View: 2473
Learn the foundations of climate science and human health Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective, giving students and clinicians the information they need to prepare for the future of health care. Edited by George Luber, associate director for climate change at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jay Lemery, associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and section chief of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and including chapters written by luminaries in the field, this landmark book provides a comprehensive introduction to climate change and health. Students will learn about climate changes direct effect on health, including extreme weather events, altered and degraded ecosystems, and threats to human security and welfare. Discussions on mitigation and adaptation strategies, including disease surveillance, communications, and greening health care, as well as a primer on the core concepts of climate change science are presented. Each chapter has a specific section on the clinical correlations of the impact of climate change on health. Informative illustrations depict increasing aeroallergens, shifting vector habitats, emergent risks, and more. Visual teaching materials broken down by chapter (including PowerPoint lecture slides) are available for instructors. This book shows how human health will be —and already has been — affected and how health care practitioners need to start preparing. Understand the science behind climate change and climate variability Learn how the availability of food and clean water will affect public health Consider the diseases that will surge as vector populations swell Discover mitigation strategies targeted toward the health care community Understanding how climate change affects human rights and how international institutions are responding Increased temperatures bring algal blooms that threaten clean water. Degraded air quality brings allergies, asthma, and respiratory diseases. Ground pollutants lower the nutritional value of food crops. It's clear that climate change is very much a public health concern, and Global Climate Change and Human Health helps those preparing to be on the front lines of health care.

    • Science

Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets

Transition to a New Era
Author: Richard H. Rosenzweig
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137560517
Category: Science
Page: 322
View: 1141
In this book, Richard Rosenzweig, describes the policies proposed and adopted in the first generation of climate change policy-making including the Kyoto Protocol and the carbon markets and assesses their failure to halt the increases of rising emissions of greenhouse gases. Carefully structured throughout, each chapter demonstrate how the first generation of policies failed because they were top down, overly ambitious and complex. The author uses the lessons drawn from this analysis to recommend more modest, targeted policies, arguing that they will be more successful in fighting climate change in the new era of policy-making. An invaluable reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in taking relevant courses in Environmental Policy, Law and Business. This book will also be a useful overview for researchers working in the field as well as those working in government and policy.

    • Social Science

The Politics of Global Climate Change

Author: Patrick M. Regan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317253892
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
View: 2439
In 2009 the US House of Representatives passed legislation requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent over the coming decade. Later that year, President Obama went to Copenhagen to sign a treaty requiring reductions by 50 percent over a two-decade period. The President came back with nothing: no firm commitment to reduce emissions and only a vague target to hold global temperature rises to under 2 C. How does a President who has a 75-vote majority in the House and a 19-vote majority in the Senate who has pre-approval for a treaty reducing greenhouse gas production by 18 percent not achieve a treaty with at least the minimum goal of 18 percent reductions by 2020?Others have answered the puzzle by looking at institutional designs or negotiation dynamics. This book articulates a multilevel process that starts with local politics to explain how they can influence international negotiations and why President Obama s efforts in Copenhagen were doomed to fail. Understanding the role of local private interests can help form strategies for overcoming national resistance to climate change legislation and ultimately international agreements that could change the environmentally self-destructive course we are on.

    • Agricultural ecology

Global Climate Change and Agricultural Production

Direct and Indirect Effects of Changing Hydrological, Pedological and Plant Physiological Processes
Author: Fakhri A. Bazzaz,Wim G. Sombroek
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251039878
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 345
View: 664