Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming: Mitigation, Adaptation, and the Science Base

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Overview

Global warming continues to gain importance on the international agenda and calls for action are heightening. Yet, there is still controversy over what must be done and what is needed to proceed.
Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming describes the information necessary to make decisions about global warming resulting from atmospheric releases of radiatively active trace gases. The conclusions and recommendations include some unexpected results. The distinguished authoring committee provides specific advice for U.S. policy and addresses the need for an international response to potential greenhouse warming.
It offers a realistic view of gaps in the scientific understanding of greenhouse warming and how much effort and expense might be required to produce definitive answers.
The book presents methods for assessing options to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, offset emissions, and assist humans and unmanaged systems of plants and animals to adjust to the consequences of global warming.

Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming is the first comprehensive book to lay the groundwork for informed decision-making about global warming. It gives specific advice for U.S. policy while addressing the need for an international response to the potential warming of the planet. The authors analyze the scientific understanding of greenhouse warming; prospects for human, animal, and plant adaptation to rising global temperatures; and options for mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emmissions. Index.

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The study reported herein describes the information necessary to make decisions about global warming resulting from atmospheric releases of radiatively active trace gases. It presents methods for assessing options to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, offset emissions, and assist humans and unmanaged systems of plants and animals to adjust to teh consequences of global warming. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309043861
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Synthesis 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Background 5
3 The Greenhouse Gases and Their Effects 12
4 Policy Framework 29
5 Adaptation 36
6 Mitigation 48
7 International Considerations 65
8 Findings and Conclusions 68
9 Recommendations 73
Individual Statement by a Member of the Synthesis Panel 84
Pt. 2 The Science Base 87
10 Introduction 89
11 Emission Rates and Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases 91
12 Radiative Forcing and Feedback 100
13 Model Performance 111
14 The Climate Record 117
15 Hydrology 135
16 Sea Level 140
17 A Greenhouse Forcing and Temperature Rise Estimation Procedure 145
18 Conclusions 153
Pt. 3 Mitigation 155
19 Introduction 157
20 A Framework for Evaluating Mitigation Options 171
21 Residential and Commercial Energy Management 201
22 Industrial Energy Management 248
23 Transportation Energy Management 286
24 Energy Supply Systems 330
25 Nonenergy Emission Reduction 376
26 Population 414
27 Deforestation 424
28 Geoengineering 433
29 Findings and Recommendations 465
Pt. 4 Adaptation 499
30 Findings 501
31 Recommendations 508
32 Issues, Assumptions, and Values 515
33 Methods and Tools 525
34 Sensitivities, Impacts, and Adaptations 541
35 Indicies 653
36 Final Words 657
Individual Statement by a Member of the Adaptation Panel 659
Appendixes 661
Index 869
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