Climate Change Science and Policy

Climate Change Science and Policy

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by Stephen H. Schneider
     
 

This is the most comprehensive and current reference resource on climate change available today. It features forty-nine individual chapters by some of the world’s leading climate scientists. Its five sections address climate change in five dimensions: ecological impacts, policy analysis, international considerations, United States considerations, and

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This is the most comprehensive and current reference resource on climate change available today. It features forty-nine individual chapters by some of the world’s leading climate scientists. Its five sections address climate change in five dimensions: ecological impacts, policy analysis, international considerations, United States considerations, and mitigation options to reduce carbon emissions.
 
In many ways, this volume supersedes the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Many important developments too recent to be treated in the 2007 IPCC documents are covered here. Overall, Climate Change Science and Policy paints a direr picture of the effects of climate change than do the IPCC reports. It reveals that climate change has progressed faster than the IPCC reports anticipated and that the outlook for the future is bleaker than the IPCC reported.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597265676
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/10/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,527,719
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen H. Schneider is the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, professor of biology, and a senior fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, at Stanford University.
 
Armin Rosencranz is the founder and former president of Pacific Environment.

 
Michael D. Mastrandrea is a consulting assistant professor at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

 

Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti is managing editor at Climatic Change.

Table of Contents


List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Impacts of Climate Change
 
Chapter 1. Climate Change Science Overview
Chapter 2. Detection and Attribution
Chapter 3. Wilde Species and Extinction
Chapter 4. Ecosystems
Chapter 5. Marine Ecosystems
Chapter 6. Water
Chapter 7. Hurricanes
Chapter 8. Wildfire
Chapter 9. Tropical Forests of Amazonia
Chapter 10. Global Crop Production and Food Security
Chapter 11. Human Health
Chapter 12. Unique and Valued PlacesPolicy Analysis
Chapter 13. Assessing Economic Impacts
Chapter 14. Integrated Assessment Modeling
Chapter 15. Risk Uncertainty and Assessing Dangerous Climate Change
Chapter 16. Risk Perceptions and Behavior
Chapter 17. What is the Economic Cost of Climate Change?
Chapter 18. Cost-Efficiency and Political Feasibility
Chapter 19. Carbon Taxes, Trading and Offsets
Chapter 20. The Cost of Reducing CO2 EmissionsInternational Considerations
Chapter 21. International Treaties
Chapter 22. EU Climate Policy
Chapter 23. Population
Chapter 24. Inequities and Imbalances
Chapter 25. Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 26. Developing Country Perspectives
Chapter 27. CDM and Mitigation in Developing Countries  
Chapter 28. Measuring the Clean Development Mechanism's Performance and Potential
Chapter 29. Understanding the Climate Challenge in China
Chapter 30. Climate Change and the New China
Chapter 31. India
Chapter 32. AustraliaUnited States
Chapter 33. National Policy
Chapter 34. Policy in California
Chapter 35. California's Battle for Clean Cars
Chapter 36. U.S. State Climate Action
Chapter 37. Policies to Stimulate Corporate Action
Chapter 38. Corporate Initiatives
Chapter 39. Carbonundrums: The Role of the Media
Chapter 40. Newspaper and Television Coverage
Chapter 41. Media and Public Education Mitigation Options to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Chapter 42. The Road Forward
Chapter 43. Energy Efficiency
Chapter 44. Renewable Energy
Chapter 45. Designing Energy Supply Chains Base on Hydrogen
Chapter 46. Nuclear energy
Chapter 47. Coal Capture and Storage
Chapter 48. Tropical Forests
Chapter 49. Engineering the Planet
 
Contributors
Index
About the Authors

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