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The Resource Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses, edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard, (electronic resource)

Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses, edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard, (electronic resource)

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Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses
Title
Confronting climate change
Title remainder
risks, implications, and responses
Statement of responsibility
edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard
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Language
eng
Summary
Confronting Climate Change is a guide to the risks, dilemmas, and opportunities of the emerging political era, in which the impacts of a global warming could affect all regional, public and even individual decisions. Written by a renowned group of scientists, political analysts and economists, all with direct experience in climate change related deliberations, Confronting Climate Change is a survey of the best available answers to three vital questions: What do we know so far about the foreseeable dangers of climate change? How reliable is our knowledge? What are the most rewarding ways to respond? The book begins by exploring the key linkages and feedbacks that connect the risks of rapid climate change to other important environmental, economic and political problems of our time. Recognizing persistent uncertainties in the scientific understanding of climate change, the book draws attention to those areas of research which may reveal surprises which could change the sense of political urgency surrounding the climate problem - as did the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole. It explores the geological record of climate change over the Earth's history, seeking a better understanding of how the climate has changed rapidly in countries while minimizing the long-term environmental damages which otherwise will result from continuing the current patterns of energy supply and use. The book is written to cross discipline boundaries, so that policy makers, economists, scientists, risk assessors, environmentalists and development advocates may understand each other's concerns. It shows how the international debate on managing the risks of rapid climate change may be re-shaped for the benfit of people in every nation on the planet.--
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non fiction
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Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses, edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Living in a warming world / Irving M. Mintzer -- I. The science of climate change. Linkages between global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition and other aspects of global environmental change / Paul J. Crutzen and Georgii S. Golitsyn -- Climate sensitivity, climate feedbacks and policy implications / Martin I. Hoffert -- Triad strategy for improving climate prediction (Syukuro Manabe) -- Lessons from the ice cores: the rapid climate changes during the last 160,000 years / Hans Oeschger and Irving M. Mintzer -- Changes in climates of the past: lessons for the future / Michael B. McElroy -- Indices and indicators of climate change: issues of detection, validation and climate sensitivity / Tom M.L. Wigley, Graeme I. Pearman and P. Michael Kelly -- II. Impacts of global climate change. Future sea level rise: environmental and socio-political considerations / Richard A. Warrick and Atiq A. Rahman -- Effects of climate change on food production / Martin L. Parry and M.S. Swaminathan -- Effects of climate change on shared fresh water resources / Peter H. Gleick -- Effects of climate change on weather-related disasters / James K. Mitchell and Neil J. Ericksen -- The effects of changing climate on population / Nathan Keyfitz -- III. Energy use and technology. The energy predicament in perspective / John P. Holdren -- Electricity: technological opportunities and management challenges to achieving a low-emissions future / David Jhirad and Irving M. Mintzer -- Transportation in developing nations: managing the institutional and technological transition to a low-emissions future / Jayant Sathaye and Michael Walsh -- IV. Economics and the role of institutions. The economics of near-term reductions in greenhouse gases / Eberhard Jochem and Olav Hohmeyer -- "Wait and see" versus "no regrets": comparing the costs of economic strategies / R.K. Pachauri and Mala Damodaran -- International organizations in a warming world: building a global climate regime / Kilaparti Ramakrishna and Oran R. Young -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: NGOs / Navroz K. Dubash and Michael Oppenheimer -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: corporations / Peter Schwartz [and others] -- The lesson of continuous improvement (Art Kleiner) -- International trade, technology transfer and climate change / Konrad von Moltke -- V. Equity considerations and future negotiations. Sharing the burden / Michael Grubb [and others] -- Climate negotiations: the North/ south perspective / Tariq Osman Hyder -- Shaping institutions to build new partnerships: lessons from the past and a vision for the future / William a. Nitze, Alan S. Miller and Peter H. Sand
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CR9780511608292
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511608292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097089084
Label
Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses, edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511608292
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living in a warming world / Irving M. Mintzer -- I. The science of climate change. Linkages between global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition and other aspects of global environmental change / Paul J. Crutzen and Georgii S. Golitsyn -- Climate sensitivity, climate feedbacks and policy implications / Martin I. Hoffert -- Triad strategy for improving climate prediction (Syukuro Manabe) -- Lessons from the ice cores: the rapid climate changes during the last 160,000 years / Hans Oeschger and Irving M. Mintzer -- Changes in climates of the past: lessons for the future / Michael B. McElroy -- Indices and indicators of climate change: issues of detection, validation and climate sensitivity / Tom M.L. Wigley, Graeme I. Pearman and P. Michael Kelly -- II. Impacts of global climate change. Future sea level rise: environmental and socio-political considerations / Richard A. Warrick and Atiq A. Rahman -- Effects of climate change on food production / Martin L. Parry and M.S. Swaminathan -- Effects of climate change on shared fresh water resources / Peter H. Gleick -- Effects of climate change on weather-related disasters / James K. Mitchell and Neil J. Ericksen -- The effects of changing climate on population / Nathan Keyfitz -- III. Energy use and technology. The energy predicament in perspective / John P. Holdren -- Electricity: technological opportunities and management challenges to achieving a low-emissions future / David Jhirad and Irving M. Mintzer -- Transportation in developing nations: managing the institutional and technological transition to a low-emissions future / Jayant Sathaye and Michael Walsh -- IV. Economics and the role of institutions. The economics of near-term reductions in greenhouse gases / Eberhard Jochem and Olav Hohmeyer -- "Wait and see" versus "no regrets": comparing the costs of economic strategies / R.K. Pachauri and Mala Damodaran -- International organizations in a warming world: building a global climate regime / Kilaparti Ramakrishna and Oran R. Young -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: NGOs / Navroz K. Dubash and Michael Oppenheimer -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: corporations / Peter Schwartz [and others] -- The lesson of continuous improvement (Art Kleiner) -- International trade, technology transfer and climate change / Konrad von Moltke -- V. Equity considerations and future negotiations. Sharing the burden / Michael Grubb [and others] -- Climate negotiations: the North/ south perspective / Tariq Osman Hyder -- Shaping institutions to build new partnerships: lessons from the past and a vision for the future / William a. Nitze, Alan S. Miller and Peter H. Sand
Control code
CR9780511608292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511608292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097089084

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