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The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate / Edition 2
     

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate / Edition 2

by Andrew Dessler, Edward A. Parson
 

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ISBN-10: 0521737400

ISBN-13: 9780521737401

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy

Overview

The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521737401
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Global climate change: a new type of environmental problem; 2. Science, politics and science in politics; 3. Human-induced climate change: present scientific knowledge and uncertainties; 4. Climate change policy: impacts, assessments and responses; 5. The state of climate policy and a path forward; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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