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Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits
     

Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits

by Bjorn Lomborg
 

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ISBN-10: 0521763428

ISBN-13: 9780521763424

Pub. Date: 11/01/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Watch Bjorn Lomborg on how Al Gore "oversold the message" on climate change and how we should be spending more on alternative energy research:
The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options, including geo-engineering, mitigation of CO2, methane and 'black carbon', expanding forest, research and development of low-carbon energy and encouraging green technology transfer. For each policy, authors outline all of the costs, benefits and likely outcomes, in fully referenced, clearly presented chapters accompanied by shorter, critical alternative perspectives. To further stimulate debate, a panel of economists, including three Nobel laureates, evaluate and rank the attractiveness of the policies. This authoritative and thought-provoking book will challenge readers to form their own conclusions about the best ways to respond to global warming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521763424
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Bjørn Lomborg; Part I. The Solutions: 1. Climate engineering Eric Bickel and Lee Lane; 1.1 Alternative perspective Roger Pielke Jr; 1.2 Alternative perspective Anne E. Smith; 2. Carbon dioxide mitigation Richard S. J. Tol; 2.1 Alternative perspective Onno Kuik; 2.2 Alternative perspective Roberto Roson; 3. Forestry carbon sequestration Brent Sohngen; 3.1 Alternative perspective Sabine Fuss; 4. Black carbon mitigation Robert E. Baron, W. David Montgomery and Sugandha D. Tuladhar; 4.1 Alternative perspective Milind Kandlikar, Conor C. O. Reynolds and Andy P. Grieshop; 5. Methane mitigation Claudia Kemfert and Wolf-Peter Schill; 5.1 Alternative perspective David Anthoff; 5.2 Alternative perspective Daniel Johansson and Fredrik Hedenus; 6. Market and policy driven adaptation Francesco Bosello, Carlo Carraro and Enrica de Cian; 6.1 Alternative perspective Samuel Fankhauser; 6.2 Alternative perspective Frank Jotzo; 7. Technology-led climate policy Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green; 7.1 Alternative perspective Valentina Bosetti; 7.2 Alternative perspective Gregory Nemet; 8. Technology transfers Zili Yang; 8.1 Alternative perspective David Popp; Part II. Ranking the Opportunities: 9. Expert panel ranking Nancy L. Stokey, Vernon L. Smith, Thomas C. Schelling, Finn E. Kydland and Jagdish N. Bhagwati; Conclusion Bjørn Lomborg; Index.

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