The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate / Edition 1

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate / Edition 1

by Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521539412

ISBN-13: 9780521539418

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Climate variability has become the primary environmental concern of the 21st Century. Yet, despite the scientific community's warnings of the imminent dangers of global warming, politicians world-wide have failed to agree on what to do about this potentially devastating environmental problem. This introductory primer informs scientists, policy makers and the general

Overview

Climate variability has become the primary environmental concern of the 21st Century. Yet, despite the scientific community's warnings of the imminent dangers of global warming, politicians world-wide have failed to agree on what to do about this potentially devastating environmental problem. This introductory primer informs scientists, policy makers and the general public by clarifying the conflicting claims of the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521539418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Global climate change: a new type of environmental problem; 2. Science, politics, and science in politics; 3. Climate change: present scientific knowledge and uncertainties; 4. The climate change policy debate: impacts and potential responses; 5. The present impasse and steps forward; Glossary; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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