Climate Change Policy: Facts, Issues and Analyses

Climate Change Policy: Facts, Issues and Analyses

by Catrinus J. Jepma, Mohan Munasinghe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521596882

ISBN-13: 9780521596886

Pub. Date: 08/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There is increasing scientific evidence to suggest that humans are gradually but certainly changing the Earth's climate. In an effort to prevent further damage to the fragile atmosphere, and with the belief that action is required now, the scientific community has been prolific in its dissemination of information on climate change. Inspired by the results of the

Overview

There is increasing scientific evidence to suggest that humans are gradually but certainly changing the Earth's climate. In an effort to prevent further damage to the fragile atmosphere, and with the belief that action is required now, the scientific community has been prolific in its dissemination of information on climate change. Inspired by the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Second Assessment Report, Jepma and Munasinghe set out to create a concise, practical and compelling approach to climate change issues. They deftly explain the implications of global warming, and the risks involved in attempting to mitigate climate change. They look at how and where to start action, and what organization is needed to be able to implement the changes. This book represents a much needed synopsis of climate change and its real impacts on society. It will be an essential text for climate change researchers, policy analysts, university students studying the environment, and anyone with an interest in climate change issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521596886
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Scope and implications of climate change; 2. Methodological and conceptual issues; 3. Decision-making framework; 4. Decision criteria and tools; 5. Greenhouse damage and adaptation; 6. Assessment of technology options; 7. Costs of implementation; 8. Summary of conclusions.

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