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In this highly accessible introduction to the predicted global impacts of climate change, Constance Lever-Tracy provides an authoritative guide to one of the most controversial issues facing the future of our planet. Discussing how the social and natural sciences must work together more effectively in confronting climate change, Lever-Tracy provides a sober, critical assessment of the politics of global warming and climate change.
Introduction Part I: What Do We Know? 1. Introduction to Part I 2. Knowns and Unknowns 3. Manifest Vulnerabilities 4. Future Risks 5. Confronting the Risks Part II: What Can We Do? 6. Introduction to Part II 7. Changing Our Practices 8. Changing Our Power: Natural Gas, Biofuels and Nuclear Energy 9. Changing Our Power: Water, Wind, Sun and Earth 10. Adapting to a Changing Climate Part III: Who Can Do It? 11. From the Bottom Up or the Top Down 12. Global Conflict or Co-operation? 13. Conclusion