Climate Change Science and Policy (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Climate Change Science and Policy (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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

Overview

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.

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Climate Change Science and Policy is the first book to successfully combine a discussion of the current state of climate science with ideas for climate mitigation in a comprehensive, yet surprisingly readable, collection of papers by authors working in both the physical and social sciences....This book presents the information needed to understand the myriad issues that define this effort...Highly recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610911276
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/14/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
4 MB

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 .

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