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Overview

Population and Climate Change provides the first systematic in-depth treatment of links between two major themes of the 21st century: population growth (and associated demographic trends such as aging) and climate change. It is written by a multidisciplinary team of authors from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis who integrate both natural science and social science perspectives in a way that is comprehensible to members of both communities. The book will be of primary interest to researchers in the fields of climate change, demography, and economics. It will also be useful to policy-makers and NGOs dealing with issues of population dynamics and climate change, and to teachers and students in courses such as environmental studies, demography, climatology, economics, earth systems science, and international relations.

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"...the summaries are presented with exceptional clarity." Population and Development Review

"...the best single work to date on the relationships between population and climate change." Gayl Ness, University of Michigan

"Links between climatology and demographics are dealt with in an illuminating way by the three authors, who are all at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna. A first-rate exercise in multi-disciplinary analysis, the book...amounts to a timely exploration of the major challenges ahead." Nature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521018029
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Authors and contributors; Acknowledgement; Part I. Climate Change: 1. The human population, economic development, and environment; Part II. Population and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2. Population and adaptation; 3. Agriculture, health, and environmental security; 4. Population and climate change; 5. Policy implications; Appendix I. Fertility and mortality assumptions for IIASA population projections; Appendix II. Household-level economies of scale in energy consumption; Appendix III. Population in major climate change assessment models; References.

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