Overview

Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick resolution is unlikely.Ignorance and confusion surrounding the issue -- including a lack of understanding of climate science, its implications for the environment and society, and the range of policy options available -- contributes to the political morass over dealing with ...
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Overview

Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick resolution is unlikely.Ignorance and confusion surrounding the issue -- including a lack of understanding of climate science, its implications for the environment and society, and the range of policy options available -- contributes to the political morass over dealing with climate change in which we find ourselves. Climate Change Policy addresses that situation by bringing together a wide range of new writings from leading experts that examine the many dimensions of the topics most important in understanding climate change and policies to combat it. Chapters consider: climate science in historical perspective analysis of uncertainties in climate science and policy the economics of climate policy North-South and intergenerational equity issues the role of business and industry in climate solutions policy mechanisms including joint implementation, emissions trading, and the so-called clean development mechanism Regardless of the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the issues raised in that debate will persist as new climate protection regimes emerge; this volume treats most of those topics. Tying the chapters together is a shared conclusion that climate change is a real and serious problem, and that we as a society have an obligation not merely to adapt to it but to mitigate it in whatever intelligent ways we can develop. Cost-effectiveness is not disdained, but neither is the imperative for valuing species threatened by rapid climate change.
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Scientists, economists, and political scholars and practitioners explore some of the fundamental issues regarding climate change that the short-term planning horizon of most political and economic institutions have trouble even perceiving, let alone addressing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268424
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 584
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen H. Schneider is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.


Armin Rosencranz is a consulting professor in the Department of Human Biology at Stanford University.


John O. Niles is a graduate student in energy and resources at the University of California at Berkeley.


In addition to the editors, contributors include Daniel Kammen, Jonathan Wiener, Frederick Meyerson, Lawrence Goulder, John Berger, Orie Loucks, Reimund Schwarze, Richard Wolfson, Anil Agrawal, and others.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Science and Impacts
Ch. 1 Understanding Climate Science 3
Ch. 2 Uncertainty and Climate Change Policy 53
Ch. 3 Regional Impact Assessment: A Case Study of California 89
Pt. II Economic Analysis
Ch. 4 International Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 115
Ch. 5 Designing Global Climate Regulation 151
Ch. 6 Carbon Abatement with Economic Growth: A National Strategy 189
Pt. III Policy Context
Ch. 7 U.S. Climate Change Policy 221
Ch. 8 The Climate Policy Debate in the U.S. Congress 235
Ch. 9 Population and Climate Change Policy 251
Ch. 10 Global Climate Change: A Business Perspective 275
Ch. 11 Activities Implemented Jointly 293
Pt. IV Forests and Agriculture
Ch. 12 Climate Change and Agriculture: Mitigation Options and Potential 307
Ch. 13 Tropical Forests and Climate Change 337
Pt. V Development and Equity
Ch. 14 A Southern Perspective on Curbing Global Climate Change 375
Ch. 15 Equity, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Global Common Resources 393
Pt. VI Energy Choices
Ch. 16 Renewable Energy Sources as a Response to Global Climate Concerns 411
Ch. 17 Fuel Cells, Carbon Sequestration, Infrastructure, and the Transition to a Hydrogen Economy 447
Ch. 18 Energy R&D and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities 469
Ch. 19 Business Capitalizing on Energy Transition Opportunities 495
Ch. 20 Earth Systems: Engineering and Management 509
App. A Climate Negotiation History 523
App. B "Hot Air" and "Hot Air" Policies 531
Glossary 537
About the Contributors 541
Index 547
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